“Goth for Life? A View from the Darkside”
Siouxsie was getting caught up Comic-Con and reading Voltaire’s interview with LA Weekly superstar-journalist Liz Ohanesian. For whatever reason, this piece brought to mind an article Ms. Ohanesian wrote last year, titled “Goth for Life? A View from the Darkside.” It is a great take. She talks about growing up goth in LA–
The biggest misconception was that all goths were wild, strange looking beasts set on rebelling against societal norms by waging havoc across the land. The reality was that, at least in the world I knew, goths were young geeks with unusual haircuts and studded jewelry, kids who read Victorian literature, played with computers, watched silent films and engaged in art projects. Music and clothing were only a small part of the subculture. In the end, it seemed that people were more interested in sharing ideas and fostering creativity.
She articulates how she has embraced her past while exploring new styles. The article is well written. And no matter where you are coming from, or where you are going, the lesson is pretty universal.
Plus she has fantastic taste in music.
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