Straight Edge Stories

Turning Straightedge – A Personal Choice

This year, I turn 38, making it 20 years since I chose to be drug & alcohol-free. So that means I was only 18 when I made this choice – at this young age I wasn’t exactly a seasoned drinker, but 2...

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How I Found Activism Through Claiming Edge

My sobriety has been like getting to know a friend of a friend. You know the one, you go out with a close friend, and they bring someone who's name you've seen on Facebook. You know their face and som...

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An Introduction: Darcie

Introducing myself cannot be done without simultaneously questioning whether or not Straight Edge can harmoniously coincide with Recovery. I regret to inform you that I am not one of the lucky individ...

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PTSD and the sXe Struggle. How Echo found her Voice. How Breaking Edge saved my life

To hear how I became; needs a bit of a back story, but that's was a lifetime ago, and this is where I stand today. So I married a Narcissist...It sounds like a repop of an old Mike Meyer's Movie, and ...

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Being That Girl

Drugs are a topic that is talked about in every high school on earth. Whether it’s the teachers attempting to tell the students not to do them, or the students themselves talking about it, it’s there....

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Uncool: That sXe Mormon Chick

I remember when I was in 8th grade, I started to become really into music. I was obsessed with post-hardcore bands like Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, Silverstein, and Story of the Year religiously. I ...

My Story: Charly Louise Hogan

Originally Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2005Written by: Charly Louise Hogan    I got into hardcore when I became really good friends with this guy and he got me into Lamb of God, Throwdown, As I l...

A quick Survey: why are you sXe?

Originally Published: Tuesday, August 24, 2004Written by: Teresa Brat  Everyone has their reasons for getting into the scene. Usually its all on the same level, sometimes its not. I randomly emai...

My Story

Originally Published: Tuesday, August 24, 2004Written by: Kelly Brother It was 1995, I was fifteen years old. My boyfriend had just joined a local hardcore band. Their singer, John, was a good ten yea...

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