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For more than three decades, straight edge has ebbed and flowed through the hardcore scene.  The articles in this section span twenty years’ worth of ideas, feelings, and thoughts about straight edge from a female perspective.

Some of these articles were written by girls who are now women (myself included). Our thoughts were raw and unfiltered as teens.  We were (and some of still are) frustrated with the status quo. We are tired of having our voices drowned out.

As we have grown and evolved, so have our ideas about what it means to be straight edge.  These are our stories, our thoughts, our journeys.

Uncover the complexities of maintaining a straight edge commitment, the implications of breaking it,…
Explore the misunderstood world of Straight Edge culture, from its hardcore punk roots to modern int…

Straight Edge News

Features: Berthold City: California Hardcore Band Returns With First Taste of Debut Album (PREMIERE)

Produced by Nick Jett (Terror), "With This Regret" will appear on the When Words Are Not Enough LP. Read the full piece at No Echo »
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Joining and Leaving the Straight-Edge Community

Explore personal narratives in 'Joining And Leaving The Straight Edge Community' on Medium. Gain insights into why individuals embrace or depart from this lifestyle, and understand the personal impact of being part of the Straight Edge movement.

Lists: 12 Newer Hardcore Bands to Check Out in 2022

...and it don't stop! Read the full piece at No Echo »
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