Racism in the Goth Subculture: Response to an Elder Goth

Hey Fab Bats! Today I wanted to delve into a bit of the nit-grits of the goth subculture. Racism, whether within or outside of the scene will always be an issue. But, there are ways to minimize it. An elder goth on Youtube going by Gothic Soulflower addressed the problem. I would like to add in my two cents from the perspective of a younger (albeit fictional character) point of view as well as offer detailed advice for other members of the scene. All ethnicities, races, and backgrounds are welcome to the discussion!

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The Commercialization of Goth Part II: Social Media and Baby Bats

Let’s have a chat about flawless makeup. Our young batlings are flocking to Instagram and eating up every piece of dark material they see. To contrast and compare (just a bit), it used to be that goth makeup was off-putting. The purpose was indeed to scare or provoke some type of reaction. We are now flooded with online celebrities who have perfected their aesthetic game. Right down from seamless symmetry to deliberate asymmetry, they have made it so that “goth looks good”. There is nothing inherently wrong with that. However, alongside makeup often comes palette promotion, expensive brand clothing and the usual outward projection of a perfect spooky lifestyle.

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10 Gothy Things to do Today

Hey Fab Bats! Been a while hasn’t it? Summer’s creeping up real fast and the heat is rising from the grave. It can be a bit hard for those of you Bats decked out in black, but cheer up (or gloom a little less), because there is still plenty to do in this weary weather! Outside or inside, introvert or extrovert, here is a list I whipped up like cream for your daily goth needs:

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