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I Used to Be a Goth

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 76 People

    Maybe I Still Am

    I was a goth from ages 14-17. I loved it. I truly felt like myself, and if I could still dress that way and still be taken seriously, I would. But my jobs never allowed me to have facial piercings and such, and people never took me seriously. Like all adults, my parents said it...
    TheRealJade TheRealJade 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2011

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    So Now I'm A Goody Goody :p

    But i still have my dark side. On the surface I'm really quiet, even sweet. But there are times when my inner beast comes out and I can be really scary and dominating. I was really into goth clothes (still am at times) and hung around the emos and candy kids, my school was full...
    katniss93 katniss93 18-21, F Jan 15, 2012

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    Ages Ago

    still like most of the music etc but don,t dress like a goth . That was 22 years ago when I was a teen. Don,t forget I USED to be a goth!! NOT anymore! !!I leave all that stuff with the younger generation now. I am tired of it.
    blondiesindy blondiesindy 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 25, 2008

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    I Used To Be A Goddess Of The Night

    Oh how I miss those days! From 7th grade to 10th grade I was Goth, and for once in my life I felt as thought I found something that felt right. Everyday I'd wake up and spend at least an hour getting my outfit together. Everything I owned was black & purple and usually Nightmare...
    WheresMySanity WheresMySanity 18-21, F Nov 11, 2012

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    And I Will Be Again

    When I lose weight and get through my social anxiety and this annoying lack of self-confidence, I am going back to my goth roots. The hair, the clothes, the jewellery, the make-up, the boots, the attitude, everything. I'll have to wait to get my old hair back until...
    sugarburn sugarburn 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2008

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    I Dont Know That I Can Really Say All I Need To Say About It In One Coherent Storyline

    I was a goth in high school. I loved every part about it. A lot of it for me was the romance about it. Being in love with death is "safe" and manageable. In a lot of ways i still am in love with death. Now i dont write crappy poetry about it (anymore) though i still write...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2011

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    In College....

    .....I was too. I was into voo doo and witchcraft and wore ALL black ALL the time even in July. The odd thing is that I'M A BLACK GUY!!! Very odd to see me walking around campus with eyeliner and 666 shirts LOL. I was laughed/gawked at by both black and white kids I was truly...
    Air6 Air6 36-40, M Dec 5, 2012

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    I used to be a goth in my early teens.

    It was a phase but it still lingers on every now and then. I just wish I could still fit my skelanimals jacket and a few other clothes I use to wear! I still love punk stuff, that being afropunk! But yeah it was definitely 1 of those phases that I like. I wouldnt go back now, as...
    dubstepsweetheart dubstepsweetheart 18-21, F Jan 10

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    Still Am Really

    I say "used to be" because most people looking at me would never know. I still have the regalia. I still have the lipstick and the nail polish, and the the eye liner. I just don't need it any more. Likewise...I don't always wear black, I don't write bad poetry (too...
    Toby2day Toby2day 51-55, F 6 Responses Jan 4, 2009

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    Only Satan Knows Why

    -black clothes  -skinny puppy -cutting -boots &all that bullshit.       why is my question. whats the point of being goth? when did acting dead suddenly become attractive in society? so theatrical too. haha.
    acceptthis acceptthis 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2009

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    When I was in my late teens/early 20s,

    I was a goth. Well, I was never a stereotypical goth - I went through phases. I discovered rock and metal bands such as Evanescence, Marilyn Manson, Tool etc. as a teenager. I had a very miserable, lonely and unhappy adolescence, and the music kept me sane. I then went away to...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F Oct 21

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    Vampires Took Me To The Dark Side...and It Was Hella Fun!

    Thanks to all the vampire stuff that was starting up a few years ago, it stirred up the goth in me. I didn't do all black clothes and makeup like most. So if you looked at me you really couldn't tell I was a goth. But in my head and the things I did I was a natural. lol That...
    Serabi Serabi 18-21, F Dec 25, 2010

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    Goth Is Dead, Undead Undead Undead

    Hello ex-goths, fogey-goths, lurkers alike! I love the people who say that it is all just a phase.  After twenty-three years, I still love all of the old music I listened to in High School (Bauhaus, Mish, Sisters, Siouxsie!) but I rarely ever dress the part anymore except...
    erosatros erosatros 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 23, 2010

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    I sit and I listen to the words you speak to me out your mouth. The continue to break me down with every syllable. I look at you as though I don't know who you are anymore. You...
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    My life was horrible I used to have a older profile onto here but I had to delete it because the more I had the same depressing thing the more darker and deeper I would go I used...
    ghostbeautiy ghostbeautiy 13-15, F Nov 3

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    BeYou321 BeYou321 13-15, F 6 Responses Nov 4

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    lostCake lostCake 22-25, F Nov 6

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    You know what? Yes, I've changed. I'm not as nice as I used to be, because I don't want to get used or walked over. I don't trust everyone and tell them my secrets, because behind...
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    I used to be shy, now I just love having so much sex with older men...so yummy
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    happypackie happypackie 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 30

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    I used to be a loud and outgoing person. Now I have social anxiety and I'm very shy. Definitely not the person i use to be.
    brokensociety brokensociety 13-15, F Nov 1

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    I am used to be extrovert, happy go lucky, on the go, where there is fun you can expect my presence. I been to beauty contests, modeling, endorser. but only 1 heartbreak broke me...
    dontcallmepretty dontcallmepretty 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 1

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    I used to be a kind little boy that had no girlfriend at all in middle school. Then one day in FCS, my teacher had us look up how sex works. Well, I heard about a little thing...
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    courtneyyyx331 courtneyyyx331 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 2

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    I had two gf's, and they wanted other guys and so used me to get them.
    Darkness323 Darkness323 18-21, M Nov 3

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    I'm not the person I used to be. I died to self yesterday. That old me was wicked and ugly. I'm on a transformation to beauty and meekness. Thank you God for the light you...
    Brandnue Brandnue 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    I used to be horrible. Cursing, doing bad things, trying to drown myself, trying to end it all, experimenting with drugs ... I know it sounds corny but I got baptized and...
    enruobdem enruobdem 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    sohee25 sohee25 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    KA4689 KA4689 22-25, M Nov 5

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