Straight Edge

“I’m a person just like you, but I’ve got better things to do, than sit around and fuck my head, hang out with the living dead, snort white shit up my nose, pass out at the shows, I don’t even think about speed, that’s something I just don’t need, I’ve got the straight edge.”- Minor Threat
For more than three decades, straight edge has ebbed and flowed through the hardcore scene.  The articles in this section span twenty years’ worth of ideas, feelings, and thoughts about straight edge from a female perspective. Some of these articles were written by girls who are now women (myself included). Our thoughts were raw and unfiltered as teens.  We were (and some of still are) frustrated with the status quo. We are tired of having our voices drowned out. As we have grown and evolved, so have our ideas about what it means to be straight edge.  These are our stories, our thoughts, our journeys.

Breaking Edge

Originally Published: Thursday, August 5, 2004Written by: Kelly Brother Edge breakers are a topic I just came about recently and thought it would be interesting to do an article for. When choosing to ...

Walking the Straight Edge

Originally Published On Alternet.ORG January 14, 2003.Written by:  Erica Dirksen Straight Edge youth can be intimidating in a crowd with their “XXX” tattoos, facial piercings and black att...