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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sXe for Life

I’ve been Straight Edge for literally forever. Well, I like to be honest. In high school, I had 1 sip of vodka by itself and another sip mixed with root beer (I don’t even like root beer) in my friend...

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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 ...