Diversity in Outcasts: Ending Racism in the Gothic Subculture

I wrote an article on the Gothic subculture called "Goths Are Artists" to educate those unfamiliar with it. It's my attempt to help end some of the discrimination and misunderstanding surrounding the community. With this article, I would like to focus on an issue within the community that I was personally surprised to learn about, … Continue reading Diversity in Outcasts: Ending Racism in the Gothic Subculture

Accepting Bisexuality: Discrimination Within the LGBT Community

Bisexuals have a unique struggle. They aren't fully accepted in the straight world or the gay world. Bisexual Pride Flag on canvas. By Author. Bisexuals are marginalized in the LGBT+ community. Heterosexuals don't think they're straight enough and homosexuals don't think they're gay enough; even though, they can relate to both sides. Luckily, some people are trying … Continue reading Accepting Bisexuality: Discrimination Within the LGBT Community

From Jesus to Isis: Journey of a Pagan

An article on my spiritual journey from Christianity to paganism, and the knowledge I gained. For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to live in ancient Egypt. Beginning in elementary school, I loved hearing about tribes and earth-based gods during history classes. Sometime, in middle school, I became especially interested in witchcraft and Wicca … Continue reading From Jesus to Isis: Journey of a Pagan

The Devil: Lucifer vs. Satan vs. Satanism

Who and what is "the devil?" Is it the fallen angel, Lucifer? Is it Satan? Is it the focus of the practice of Satanism? Are these things even related? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/43/William_Blake_%281757-1827%29_-_Satan_Calling_Up_His_Legions_%28from_John_Milton%27s_%27Paradise_Lost%27%29_-_486264_-_National_Trust.jpg William Blake, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Lucifer was considered God's favorite angel, until he demanded more. Before you think this is still sinful behavior, … Continue reading The Devil: Lucifer vs. Satan vs. Satanism

The Social Effect of “Scary Stories” by Alvin Schwartz

An article on growing up with the "Scary Stories" series, and how it continues to influence individuals and society. Alvin Schwartz’ series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark came from folklore. Virginia Johnson tells us in her article “Alvin Schwartz Set Down Scary Stories and Silly Ones” that living in Princeton meant that Schwartz was able … Continue reading The Social Effect of “Scary Stories” by Alvin Schwartz