I Am a Goth

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 615 People

    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2015
    Erineeb Erineeb
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2014

    Christian Goth

    That "title" makes me an outcast among outcasts, but it's true. I love the clothes, the music, the lifestyle. I can actually embrace my darker moods and feelings as a part of myself. Back in my teen years my folks researched what goth is to try to better...
    VincentValentine VincentValentine
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 10, 2009

    Well it all began when I was fifteen.

    Seeing as I'm 18 now. Well anyways back to the story. I became goth through the music first and shortly after the clothes. It was a hard time for me seeing as I got bullied and my music was different because I listened to metal, dark wave, gothic rock etc. I sometimes think...
    dracul0ser dracul0ser
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 7, 2014
    darkangelxxx darkangelxxx
    22-25, M
    Mar 10, 2015

    I am a Goth. I am too young to go out clubbing,

    and so I find it very difficult to meet like minded people with similar interests. I wish that I could have a best friend who is Goth.
    mexxy7 mexxy7
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 27, 2014

    I love Black and Creepy Things

    but I'm not the stereotypical Goth.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 29, 2014

    So I'm new here, obviously,

    and I was hoping to make some friends!
    GothicSmithWyck GothicSmithWyck
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2016

    I love Dracula and yes I look like a nerd

    but later I might dress up as one ;)
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 7, 2014

    Proud To Be Goth.

    Want to know what I don't understand? Why people are always hating Goths. I stopped and thought about it for awhile and realized: If I was "ghetto" or "preppy" or "normal" I would be accepted. But no. Because I am Goth, people think I'm a freak. Yet while all these typical girls...
    HannahIsHaunted HannahIsHaunted
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2012

    well im gothic and sort of a Goth.

    I dyed my hair black . I wear a lot of black clothes and I love anything dark and creepy. I don't go over board though. I don't do the whole black lipstick and eyeliner. I hate wearing makeup.
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX
    18-21, F
    Dec 29, 2014

    Just because people know im goth,

    they instantly make an assumption that i "Want to die" or that "Self harming is the way forward" but not all of us do that - For example - I just listen to Dark Music/ Wear Dark Clothes/Makeup (Sometimes) and design things/ Horror movies are hilarious to me. Bottom line - Dont...
    MorticansDaughter98 MorticansDaughter98
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 9, 2015
    Tina2001 Tina2001
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2015

    not like fall on goth

    but a little kinda umm punk i guess
    amyXD amyXD
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    I overheard my dad the other day.

    He said "Why can't she just dress normally?" I am 20 years old, and I live at home while going to college. I don't get much time to spend with friends or do anything besides chores and homework. So if I want to put on my black and purple eyeshadow and frolic in my black lacy...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 20, 2014

    I've Been A Goth Since 1981 And Proud Of It

    You wrote this story on July 5th, 2010 at 3:51AM. Thank you for contributing! It really saddens me when I read the stories written by members of this group who are under 35... you have no concept of what it is all about... we were lost children!... it was a time when the cold...
    palevixen palevixen
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Oct 3, 2010

    I am goth/emo/grunge .

    I love wearing jokers and evanescence and nirvana are my favorite bands. I'm also a cutter I'm fascinated with blood. I enjoy the dark and cloudy dreary days.
    Grunge17Goth Grunge17Goth
    18-21, F
    Jul 23, 2014

    I've just always loved the styles,

    and I tend to gravitate toward black and darker colors. For me, it's a symbolism of the inner struggle, yet I live through it. To me, It's also about the music. It also just really catches my eye. I don't really wear makeup or things like that; I mostly just wear black/darker...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2015

    For The Younger Goths Here

    I'm 30 and still goth and my parents still think I'm going to grow out of it but these days I just smile and laugh at that. Unfortunatly most parents think it is a phase (and for some it may be) teenagers are known to rebel, hey one of my uni mates went preppy to rebel against...
    scarlet82 scarlet82
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 23, 2013
    xxdarkflamexx xxdarkflamexx
    16-17, F
    Jul 28, 2015

    Ive always been quiet,

    introspective and a little on the moody side. After an emo phase and bouts of depression, I've been trying to recover and move on with life. Unfortunately, as with many cases of depression, the sense of hopelessness and loneliness never quite leaves you. A few months back i...
    Jothic Jothic
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 26, 2015

    Personal demons exorcised through

    music: https://youtu.be/iGGJScqVkfg Dark Funeral - "In My Dreams" When the moon is high in the heavens, "And the sharp winds howl like wolves." I lay in the darkness twisting and turning, "My mind won't give me any peace." I dream of when we were as one, my secret passion...
    UndyingWraith UndyingWraith
    31-35, M
    Nov 7, 2015

    I think it's kind of weird to call myself 'goth'

    so I say that I just happen to like the color black a lot.
    Sydny1330 Sydny1330
    16-17, F
    Oct 20, 2014

    I Am Me Accept It Or Not...

    I am myself I never really gone under labels however I have been called goth a lot many times before bla let me began. You see I am African American. It wasn't "normal" for a black person to listen to bands like The Cure, Bauhaus, NIN, HM, Siouxie and the banshees, Miss fits...
    fang3 fang3
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Nov 4, 2011

    Mom was gothand i am goth

    but can't show it becuase my dad doesnt like me wearing black clothes or black makeup
    BloodPainter BloodPainter
    18-21, F
    Oct 6, 2015

    Goth: Simply

    I'm your average goth. Nothing makes me any different, any more enlightened, emotional, special or better than any other goth. I see light in the darkness and have always found myself drawn to the unusual and macabre inspired things. What others would consider morbid, I find...
    AuroraEuphoricHeart AuroraEuphoricHeart
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Jul 23, 2012
    16-17, T
    Feb 10, 2015

    What I mean by that is,

    I like Gothic art and music. Pics like these hang on my walls at home. By the way this is drawn by Victoria Frances. She has quite a talent.
    wraithorn wraithorn
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2014

    I finally discovered

    who I am. I've been a follower for years. always wearing what other people were wearing and liking what other people were liking. but trough out the years I became a loner and slowly started to discover myself and new style and interest's. I've always been into dark and creepy...
    EnjoyTheSilenceX EnjoyTheSilenceX
    18-21, F
    Dec 29, 2014

    My look just kind of evolved.

    I never made a conscious decision that I wanted to dress like a Goth, it just happened.
    Lay1a Lay1a
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2014

    I hate when I try to find a certain black shirt

    in a pile of all black shirts, I can't be the only one
    deleted deleted
    Jan 3, 2016

    in the sunny park at noon.

    in my black attire and dark sunglasses. riding my black beach cruiser around the path, under the happy, pink cherry blossoms. I'm oddly at home being out of place.
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    26-30, F
    Feb 29, 2016

    am i? i really love black in

    everthing colors cars etc. does that make me one?
    instagurl instagurl
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Nov 6, 2015

    Goth - and Proud of It

    I don't get what all the Goth bashing is all about these days. Come _on_, we're not going to eat your damn babies or go nuts with a gun. I mean, why should I bother? If I don't like you, I'm damn well either going to ignore you or, if provoked, show my sense for sharp, sarcastic...
    Hidden Hidden
    26-30, F
    19 Responses Jul 23, 2007

    To me personally 'goth' is a frame of mind,

    built up over time from many various sources; music, fashion, tv/movies, literature, personal experience of finding beauty in unusual places ,and the ability to think outside the box. I think that the Goth subculture is able to accept so many different people because there is...
    Perseph0ne Perseph0ne
    26-30, F
    Aug 20, 2015

    Truly Goth

    Being Goth means being truly you. Don't follow any rule books. If I wake up in the morning and want to dress like a hostess of horror, I'll do it. Likewise, if I want to dress like a colorful, pretty fairy, I'll do it because it doesn't make me any less of who I am.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 25, 2012

    I've always been fascinated by darkness.

    (Enabmormemt of Disney villains. Raised in a family not focused on religion. Stuff like that.) Now I'm goth and show it when I go to school. A Christian private school in the bible-belt. Yeah. I'm not even a Christian (anymore), but I'm stuck there. Even to me, it's a surprise...
    Ohcysp Ohcysp
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 6, 2016

    I am goth. It wasn't just a phase with me like

    most parents say. Now that I'm middle aged I can call myself an elder gothic male. How did I become "goth" you ask? I believe that the evils of TV that I was exposed to as a young innocent boy corrupted me. I was 7,an innocent young boy watching Sesame Street an The Electric...
    ATroubledLife ATroubledLife
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2013

    I honestly think being a goth is simply

    enjoying the darker things. The darker side of life, the darker colors, darker music, darker anything and everything.
    thecheshirecatx thecheshirecatx
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 23, 2015

    I identify as Goth, but I'm a tad scared to

    show it in real life. At 17, I'm worried it'll be labeled as just a phase. >.< Also, being a Christian Goth, it's been difficult to establish myself since my parents are very traditional. I haven't had as much freedom as I'd like with my wardrobe/makeup for fear of their...
    EmCWolf EmCWolf
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 12, 2016

    I remember the first time I had seen someone in

    gothic clothing. To me they were the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. I recall hearing H.I.M for the first time and feeling like I was in love. I was pulled in by the romance in the lyrics that reminded me of the Robert Smith songs I grew up with. As I grew older I...
    burrowbunni burrowbunni
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2014

    Step into the darkness say goodbye to the light

    we live in an eternity where everyday is night
    kati06 kati06
    26-30, F
    Jul 21, 2015
    DarknessIsLight99 DarknessIsLight99
    13-15, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2015

    People always tell me I'm too happy to be a

    Goth. xD Don't see why goths apparently HAVE to be depressed and upset all the time but if stereotypes are true then sure I'm not a Goth. >.>
    Sketch97 Sketch97
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 18, 2015
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2014
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