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The Straight Edge Interview Project

Straight Edge Interview Project: Salem, 28, Boise

Welcome to the Straight Edge Interview Project, an inspiring and empowering collection of interviews featuring women from diverse corners of the world who identify as straight edge.

Dive into the thoughts, experiences, and perspectives of these incredible individuals as they share their unique journeys and insights into straight edge. From personal stories of self-discovery to the reasons behind their commitment to a drug-free and positive existence, these interviews shed light on the strength and unity within the straight edge community.

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Nicole Schoen Visconti, 32, Jersey City, she/her

Tell us about yourselfI’m a music marketing agent, and my job is to put together strategies for tour announces for our clients, which include artist from all different genres and ranging from club to arena level. I got started in the music industry over 10 years ago by attending shows in my then local music […]

xsisterhoodx straight edge interview project: Sabrina, 29, Germany, she/her

Socials: Instagram (x6rinax) / TikTok (consumption0) / Facebook (Zxbrina Shbrth) Tell us about yourselfI work as a tax consultant from my home. In my free time I do pole dance (not professionally, for sport). I’ve been dancing since I was little, but at first not on pole 😀 I play video games, magic the gathering, […]

Straight Edge Interview Project: Naif-Jamie Martin, 35, stolen Gadigal land (so-called Sydney Australia) she/they

Tell us about yourself! Hobbies, jobs, passion projects, interests?I do vocals in Cherish. I love songwriting, screaming, singing, swimming and skateboarding. I am a frontline worker in public health currently working in suicide prevention. I’m passionate about ending the colony and capitalism, and in my role at work, I do a lot of advocacy on […]

Straight Edge Interview Project: Sylwia Kowalski, 27, Romania, she/her or they/them

Tell us about yourself.I have a wide range of interests and hobbies, from hiking and collecting stones to writing, reading, and painting. My job is a little unconventional in the sense that it offers me a lot of freedom – I am a content writer working remotely for a San Diego, CA, company. I write […]

Dr. Monica Tanner, 37, New York and Los Angeles, she/her

Tell us about yourself! Hobbies, jobs, passion projects, interests?I really enjoy anything that allows me to have a lifelong learning mentality. I am a proud cancer fighter/survivor/advocate. I am humbled daily to work with my mentees and various cancer societies to enhance care during such a tough fight. I am learning to fly a Cessna […]

Straight Edge Interview Project: Lauren Swain/28/stolen Kickapoo land/they them

Tell us about yourself! Hobbies, jobs, passion projects, interests?Hobbies: tearing down the prison industrial complex, prison abolition work, park skating, roller derby. Causes: prisoner support work. What are you listening to these days?   (does not have to be hardcore)   What are some of your favorite bands and/or podcasts?Sharptooth, Have Heart, Cardi B, Petrol […]


Originally Published: Tuesday, August 24, 2004Written by: Metal Lex Initial Encounter with Creator Initially, when I first met Kelly, the creator of, I didn’t realize it was her web page. In a random search for sXe/hardcore sites, I had come across hers, and I
In her insightful article for Catalyst, the student magazine of RMIT University Student Union (RUSU), Monique Myintoo offers a vivid glimpse into the hardcore music scene of Melbourne. Through her narrative, Myintoo shares her personal experiences as a young woman in a predominantly male environment
This article sheds light on the challenges female dancers face in the mosh pit, exploring the gender dynamics and calling for equality and empowerment in a traditionally male-dominated space.
Explore the world of hardcore music through the lens of sisterhood and solidarity. Join us as we delve into the challenges faced by women in the hardcore scene, challenge stereotypes, and promote inclusivity. Discover the power of unity and the importance of supporting one another. Read on to learn
Explore the unique challenges and experiences of a female musician in the hardcore music scene. This personal account delves into the journey with the band Fall River, the obstacles of gender bias and appearance, and the fight against objectification and stereotypes in a male-dominated field. A cand
Explore the challenges and perspectives of female participation in the hardcore and straight edge scenes in 'Breaking Barriers: Female Involvement in the Hardcore Scene.
This insightful article delves into the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals and women, examining the deep-rooted issues of sexism and homophobia. It highlights the importance of inclusive and respectful attitudes, advocating for a hardcore community that celebrates diversity and empowers all memb
Check out article discussing the challenges of beauty standards in the hardcore scene, how superficial judgments impact women in the scene, the rise of 'fashion-core' culture, and the need for a shift towards genuine values and actions in hardcore