It has also been associated with stereotypes like depression, self-injury, and suicide.
Emo music has been blamed for suicide and self-harm promotion.
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Appreciate Emo music
test out different bands to see what you like
Know the subgenres of emo
: short for emotional hardcore and is a subgenre of harcore punk from the 1980s and it began in Washington DC and blended punk with emotional lyrical content
: began in the 1990s when emo changed its roots and broadened from just punk rock
: began in the 1990s during emo's regeneration and blends emo with punk rock.
: subgenre of emocore which involves screaming, usually fast tempos, loud-soft dynamics and sometimes unconventional song structures
Cultivate a creative persona
in general, the emo subculture values the arts
Read a lot
emo subculture prides itself on self-exploration, intelligence, and feeling
So, what exactly is the emo subculture?
Keep an open mind
Know what emo is
it is NOT self-harm or self-loathing
Check out the roots of the emo tree
first used to describe hardcore punk in the early 90s.
Recognize more recent developments in the sounds of emo
: theories and ideas about the nature of the physical and social world
: a habitual practice; the usual way of acting in given circumstances
: collection of what is considered good, desirable, and proper in a culture
: guidelines, including folkways and mores, that people in a culture follow in their relations with one another
: group of people who share some of the broad traditions of a culture but also follow values and norms that are unique to them
People classified as emo are just regular people!
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Emo Subculture in America
People of the emo subculture value knowledge and believe in equality, creativity and individual self-expression.
ecause Sexton's writing seems so personal she isoften labeled a "confessional" poet and grouped (to her disadvantage) with poetssuch as Lowell, Berryman, Roethke, and Plath. But Sexton resisted the label"confessional"; she preferred to be regarded as a "storyteller." Toemphasize that she considered the speaking "I" in her poetry as a literaryrather than a real identity, Sexton invariably opened her public performances by readingthe early poem "Her Kind."