Black Goth Men are Dispelling Myths of Hypermasculinity

Over the years, representation of black goths has gotten better and better. The previous post, Black Goths Are More Visible, featured inspirational quotes, beautiful portraits and useful advice from members of the subculture. However, there was something unsettling. It was significantly more difficult to find images of black men than it was women.

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Meet a Fab Bat: InJil Omens El-Ji from USA, Virginia

Clinking teacups with Injil Omens El-Ji, a Rabid Reader of Dining with Dana!

“I’m an African-American goth who does poetry, feeds the homeless, and by the summer will have a Master’s in Forensic Psychology. I love art and exercising and seeing fairy tales come to life because that and positivity make me have faith in humanity. I hope to keep learning everyday to make myself a better person and teach others to do the same.”

Follow this Fab Bat’s (or should I say Fit Bat?) journey towards a healthy life on tumblr.

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Is Pale Gothic Foundation on Dark Skin a sign of Insecurity?

Hey Fab Bats! As a character with dark skin (E39 leather Copic marker to be exact), the concept of pale skin as the gothic beauty ideal has crossed my mind several times. Today, I’d to take a moment to explore it with you. Does pale foundation mean one is ashamed of their skin color? Is this a problem we should address? Sit down, pass around the tea and discuss.

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How to Creep Up Your Lawn this Summer

Hey Fab Bats! The hot weather’s got me turned into a bit of a grinch. So, I thought I’d lay back and talk something fun. With a few months of blaring heat left ahead, why not spend some of the time hiding away from the sun to spruce up the cave? Here are some ways you can freakify your lair…

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Rococoa and the Frivolous Fro

Let’s take a look at the fro. Hair – or lack thereof – tells a story. Mostly, a story about ourselves. It serves as an indicator of our personality, social class and even sense of purpose. Now the fro. It is malleable, pliable, moldable. It appears in a variety of forms and textures which you can add or subtract to take on a new form. So why suppress it?

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Sweet Summer Styles That Cover Scars

Hey Fab Bats! The weather’s warming up and we’re swapping velvet for fishnets. If it’s already blazing on your side of the globe then you know the struggle. Do you have scars you are uncomfortable showing? Now that’s an even stronger hustle. Whatever their origin (accident, mental or physical illness…) and no matter the reason you wish to conceal them (to preserve confidence, shield from the sun, avoid unwelcome questions…), here are some elegant ideas for protecting your skin…

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