Hey Fab Bats! With a couple projects in the crock pot, I can’t wait to serve each of you Fab Bats some soup from the dead man’s soul. Between cookin’ up some eerie eats for you fab freaks and checking in on my Dad’s lab so the pipes don’t pop and the test tubes stop….. I am somewhat in need of an intermission.
Calling all my Fat Bats! Don’t know about you, but although I appreciate a good scare, November’s Friday of fear is not my jug of Oolong. You know what is good? Cyber Monday.
Hey Fab Bats! The weather’s beautiful, people are smiling and it is hawt. In this time of enlivening cheer, there is nothing more tempting than to add a little petulance to that perkiness. Lets chop the charm with some tips on how to keep your creep on in these times of terror: Continue reading “13 Ways to Stay Spooky this Summer”
Oppression. Discrimination. Various isms. With our expanding online population and large access to information, the social justice dictionary has become an open bar. In thoughtful conversation, this helps to better understand modern society and promote activism. But, sometimes words are just blankly misused. Among these terms is a House Special: Cultural Appropriation. Continue reading “Cultural Appropriation in Alternative Subculture: Does it Matter?”
Hey Fab Bats!
Back in January I compiled some links for Goths of color and was surprised by your enthusiastic reactions. As today marks World Goth Day, let’s spin some O. Children, spike up our jackets and help a few fellow Bats! Just to reiterate: Dining with Dana is for all backgrounds – including you green folks from Leprechaun 2. If you’re in need of representation or simply seek community support, these haunts are sealed and approved:
At some point, between the right now and recent then, a term popped up to designate Black Goths. Now most people are in a deep-love/massive-hate relationship with labels which are both spat out casually and spoken practically in prayer.
Is your child acting white?
Are they starring in snuggy commercials, watching Full House and eating triple mayonnaise sandwiches for breakfast?
Worse, are they ripping their clothes and collecting vinyls?
Having your skirt reach the dregs of the Underworld is great and all, but once in a while everyone wants to change up a little. How about transforming it into a skirt? Simple task!