Anonymous asked: How would I go about wearing "emo" clothes if my mother and I have a knock-down-drag out every time I do?
That’s a tough question, I don’t encourage you to not listen to you mom, but I do encourage you try to talk to her about it. I remember having a similar problem myself but with another family member, they thought me dressing goth meant I was worshiping the devil and depressed, but that wasn’t the case. I was into the style and music and that’s it. I had to explain that to them and once I did they understood me better. Your mom may just be concerned thinking if you wear the cloths then you will wear the negative part of the lifestyle. Many people have a misconception that people who dress emo are depressed, wrist cutting, and self-destructive, which is far from the truth! She may think if you dress that way you will/are becoming that way and you may or will be associating yourself with those who do. So my best advice is to explain to your mom that you are not that way, that you enjoy the style as a way of expression. Talk to her about your fellow friends that dress that way and hopefully that will give her comfort and ensure her that you keep good company. My family member also use to not like my gothic friends because she thought they were all devil worshipers but I let her met them and she got to see for herself that they were great people and I didn’t have a problem after that. If none of that helps, try to find a middle ground with her. Like, my mother did not approve of me wearing the rock style mini-skirts UNLESS I wore them with leggings and that was a cool middle ground we established. If she just thinks the style is terrible due to taste, you will just have to defend that it is your sense of style and something you feel comfortable wearing. Try to explain that everyone has a style that they feel comfortable in and that emo style is yours. Explain why you like it so, you know just try to win her over the best you can.
I hope this helped you!
Best of luck,
Rock And Doll