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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 […]


Exploring the Journey of a Female Musician in Hardcore: Battling Stereotypes, Navigating Challenges, and Inspiring Change in a Male-Dominated Scene
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