This week, the Sophie Lancaster Foundation launched their game Tolerance in London schools. Tolerance is the result of years of hard work and research by Sylvia Lancaster, mother of murdered Goth Sophie, and aims to promote tolerance, obviously, and understanding and acceptance of different faiths, races, lifestyles and subcultures amongst schoolchildren.
I thought I'd post a reminder of why ideas such as this are becoming increasingly a necessity. In 2008 UK broadsheet The Guardian posted a video, entitled Goth's Blackest Day, about Goth culture and the difficulties that many Goths face in they way they are perceived and treated by non-Goths.
Annoyingly I can't embed the video or find it on YouTube, so here's a link. The video also features Dani and Tasha, whose public transport plight I've posted about before.
My best friends say I'm girly which makes no sense because I don't even brush my hair. I had my first kiss in a glade of bluebells. My favourite perfume is vanilla which makes sense because old books smell of vanillin. I will hug anything that stays still long enough and firmly believe that life's too short for boring clothes. I really like to dance. I love stories, fluffy jumpers, bonfires, stars and tea. I know all the best people and am lucky to call them my friends and family. I seem to own a ridiculous amount of socks. I believe that normality is overrated and tattoos are art. I wear too much scent and play music too loud. I don't believe in perfection. I would probably be an evil genius if I could just stop putting my handbag in the fridge. I own bloomers and a top hat (or four). I'm not sure I believe in karma but I do like to be on the safe side. I may seem quiet when you first meet me but that's just how I lure my victims.