sobriety

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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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the new sobriety: why straight edge is back

As Minor Threat sang, “I’m a person just like you, but I’ve got better things to do, than sit around and smoke dope, because I know that I can cope. When Ian MacKaye wrote the song “...

Tattoo arms

Self-Love, Sobriety and sXe

During my second year of graduate school for Sociology & Social Justice, I took Quantitative Analysis with a professor, who insisted we call him “Rich.” Rich was not only a great professor but awesome...

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From Sobriety to sXe

I first heard of Straight Edge in my mid-teens when a friend of mine, chatting on ICQ told me he was ‘sXe.’. Living in Hong Kong I figured this was a sect of Buddhism I’d not heard of before - Tao, Ze...

Friends

Open Eyes, Open Heart

ate being asked why I am Straight Edge; I feel like it should be a decision that needs no external reasoning. People don’t often ask questions like “why do you breath air?” or “why do you eat food?” S...