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I'd just got my paycheck from the nursery I was working in at the time and I spent all of it on those boots. I wore them out of the shop, and at first it felt like the boots were wearing me.
I thought, "oh no, people will know I'm not a real goth. Gradually it helped Mwm looking for gay couple find my own identity, at a time when I needed it.
I still cared what people thought — I still care today — but by stomping around school in massive boots and a badly fitting leather jacket, I was able to express my own personality. Teenage alternative people will always find each-other. Looking for gothic women tonight always find the other person in the metal t-shirt at the party, and then you'll probably end up talking and becoming friends.
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We're very much a community which, if there isn't a night, we will make one. I've haven't had many bad experiences in public because of the way I dress, but then I haven't had many bad experiences because of my sexuality.
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That's a lot of luck. Basically everyone I know has a handful of stories. You do definitely think of ways to minimise danger. It's like women walking home with their keys in their hands, or taking the longer way home because it's well lit.
When Looking for gothic women tonight big group of shouty men get on the train you start to think: what will I do? Shall I sit somewhere else? Am I paranoid?
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I don't really care what other people think of me! I have been treated badly for being a goth, but not by anybody I particularly want to be. Alma, 19 I feel like the goth scene is definitely having a renaissance period! I see so many people on the internet talk about goth things, Looking for gothic women tonight just having a darker aesthetic than most people.
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