An Example of a Corporate Goth


A friend just introduced me to a website about sacred geometry. I will not actually be talking about sacred geometry here. What really struck me was the man’s professional attire in the introduction video. I believe he is a very good example of a corporate goth. Take a look at his professional, but Goth-y* attire here:

For more examples, see his assistants here:

If you’re actually interested in sacred geometry, you can continue on with the first site. However, if it’s a little above your head, but you’re still interested in a toned-down version, check out their other site:

This is not an advertisement for their products. This is merely to show everyone what I had in mind with my vision for Lavoce.

*I said “Goth-y” instead of Goth because I do not know how he identifies himself.

Fashion “Freedom” (George Michael Tribute)


I especially liked this video for conveying Lavoce’s purpose and mission visually and audially. Visually, even though the actors aren’t the supermodels they portray, they put in a lot of work to make this as correct as possible, under the field of crossdressing. Audially, it’s all about the lyrics. Listen to the lyrics. There’s quite a bit of depth in them despite the fact that someone filed this video under comedy. “Sometimes the clothes do not make the man” is what it seems to boil down to for me. When I hear it I think of suits and ties not reflecting what we want to express about who we are and who we want to become. We are not trapped by fashion. It is fashion (on our terms) that will make us free.

Filling a Need


Some people say they want to become leaders when they grow up, but some just fall into it because no one else is willing to step up to the plate. I’m the latter. You cannot tell me that there is no need for Lavoce. I see the need everywhere. Every time I go to a Renaissance Faire, an anime convention, or the subway system I see people who enjoy dressing up and expressing their style through their hair whether dyed orange, dyed blue, or dyed white and put into dreadlocks.

If anyone else wants to lead the fashion revolution, I’m more than happy to share the stage. The first person recognized for an accomplishment is not always the person who had the idea first, but the person who made it work. I’m not greedy, and I’m not in this for the money. A person who is in this for the money would not be going against the status quo. I’m in this to make a change in whatever way necessary.

Please do not look at Lavoce as yet another company. There are enough companies out there in the market economy. Think of us as a one-stop shop for the fashion-oriented or others who just want to learn open-mindedness. Come to us when you don’t know where else to go. Not only can we tell you what fits your immediate material needs, but we can recommend what will fill your spiritual needs as well.

Well, that’s all for now, maybe I’ll bump into you at the AC/DC tribute concert I’m going to this weekend.

The Corporate Employment Research Program Has Begun


“[S]elf expression is the dominant necessity of human nature.” –William Winter

“If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.” –Henry Ford

I’m back! Ain’t it wonderful! Now that my site has launched, I have just a bit more time to add posts and announcements to this blog.

If you are an employer, then you will be happy to know that I have started a research program focused on hard statistics, so that any employer will not be able to argue with the facts. I know that you may have felt that I ignored you, but I have not. I realize that word has to get around to employers first. My goal is to find tangible results in current statistics so that I can tell employers that Lavoce: We Are People Too can offer a better, untapped workforce in the corporate world who will be loyal and productive to their company.*

I am in the process of collecting usable statistics that I can show to prospective employers. If you own a Goth business or similar fashion-oriented business then please send all and any statistics to so that I can analyze it for employable traits. If you do not feel comfortable with giving me that data, then the second best thing is to send an email allowing me to set up polls on your site or to give me permission to contact your employees or customers for interviews.

Please click here to take the survey

*Note: We are not focusing on fashion freedom in such uniformed service organizations as the military, police, or construction workforce at this moment.

Thrive Movement


Before you read this post, watch this FREE video available in 10 languages:

Next, go here:

Once you have taken these actions, consider how supporting Lavoce: We Are People Too directly impacts at least five of the ten action steps:

  • Get Informed, Speak Up, and Connect with Others:The whole concept of Lavoce: We Are People Too is the idea that people will learn what it is like in others’ shoes (e.g., the shoes of family, friends, romantic interests, enemies) without having to go through the same experiences. This is possible through books and media. Everyone considers themselves the only one who understands what it’s like to be them. Eventually their pain is so great that they feel a burning desire, an obligation, to share what they know to those who don’t know. By now there are books and media for practically every group of people under the sun, but these authors are preaching to the choir because the people who buy their books already know some of what’s in the books. In that respect Lavoce is not the messenger, but the message distributor, focused on getting the message out to those who do not actively search for it.

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    Using the “torus” as an image, consider that information via books and media comes in through one of the funnels. A burst of cognition appears in the center of the torus when you are trying to grasp what you are learning. Out comes an understanding of a certain group of people from the other side, which will make one want to speak up about whatever was learned from the books and media. One way of speaking up is by creating books and other media, so you see something like a cycle encompassed by a web of connection with others and money circulation among those who deserve it, not those who want power over it.

  • Buy and Invest Responsibly: Purchases made through Lavoce will support not only fashion freedom, but open-mindedness and faith in humanity.
  • Support Independent Media: Media might refer to news to some, but I am expanding that definition to include any written or verbal content. Through the discount program, Lavoce will raise awareness of small businesses and help them to “thrive.” We will all grow together. As you may have already seen, much of the free media available supports the concept of open-mindedness and faith in humanity because the suppliers of the free media believe it is so imperative to get out their message to everyone. The information is free because it is “highly important,” not “cheap.” Here I am going to also define core vs. extracurricular purchases. Core purchases in Lavoce support the aim of open-mindedness and faith in humanity. Extracurricular purchases are typical retail purchases that customers buy because they are interested in them personally (non-media falls under this category), not because it was recommended as a vehicle for changing one’s worldview.
  • Support Organic, Non-GMO Farming: Small businesses Lavoce will support through the discount program could be related to organic food. Employees will have organic foods and live herbs in kitchen areas, not non-organic coffee.
  • Take Part in Critical Mass Actions: There are three basic principles in Lavoce: We Are People Too. These are critical mass, six degrees of separation, and the snowball effect. Click the links to learn more. As with any revolution, the success of the fashion freedom revolution depends on money and numbers to support the cause.

If you are a customer who wants to get involved now, please email to set up a free consultation of how you can open your mind. If you are a supplier or want to show overall support, check out and

Fashion Freedom is the Final Frontier


The new mission of Lavoce is to amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (see About Lavoce). Let me elaborate why this change.

Corporate types are hung up on dressing for success and are fond of saying that if you’re not willing to make changes to your appearance, that you don’t seem to want a good paying job that badly. That’s true. Some people are not willing to sell their souls for a paycheck. I’m not saying if people who do are willing to sell their souls, but that is what it feels like to those who have made the opposite decision. Those who are not willing to compromise have made a commitment to themselves and should be honored for it (financially). They are noble and smart, not “losers.” The question is not how badly do employees want a job, but how badly do employers want quality employees?

Don’t you get tired of not being taken seriously by an employer? Women should not have to dress like men for men, and gays/lesbians should not have to dress like straight men/women to be taken seriously. Country folk should not have to dress like city people to be taken seriously either. Do you get tired of being barred from activities, such as city council meetings that are open to all citizens of America, because of the way you look?

Appearance and clothing is at the root of employment discrimination. Most people accept that people judge you by the way you look. Instead of accepting that while, in the same sentence, dreaming of world peace, consider changing how you judge people. That in itself will create world peace. Don’t just sit there complaining. Change your mind to change the world.

Don’t attack what makes you afraid (which is usually what you do not understand). You cannot fight fire with fire. Make the person who makes you afraid feel safe, then you will realize that there was nothing to fear after all.

In my life I have learned that the most important thing to remember is “to thine ownself be true,” re-emphasized in different ways throughout the ages. It’s “easier said than done” in a society whose codes of “behavior” go against this principle. You cannot “be yourself” if you are dressing like someone else or if your employer mandates that you dress a certain way and/or cut your hair to fit in. Americans talk about the pursuit of happiness, but put limits on that pursuit. Have you ever wondered why it is that way? It doesn’t have to be that way. I repeat–it does not have to be that way. If you cannot take your body with you (when you die), then why not learn to enjoy it while you can? That enjoyment feeds into happiness, so why put limits on it?

Throughout the world people are seeking their purpose in life. They may think that purpose connects to material things, and when they realize those things did not bring the inner peace they desired, they seek for enlightenment, which cannot be found in the body. Would you say judging people (say the disabled) on appearance is your purpose in life or that it helps you attain enlightenment? No? I didn’t think so. Then why do it if it is not going to give you comfort and satisfaction? What most people think is seeing is really blindness because it is blinding them to what is in the soul. Some say that love is blind, but in actuality love is the only thing that allows one to see. Keep that in mind while you are being the change that you want to see in the world.

Phase and Flair


Phase is commonly used to mean a period or stage. Phase comes from “phasis” (Latin), which means “to bring light or to show” (that’s why the moon has phases). So, the phase of Lavoce’s ascension is a time of phasis; it is a time when we show the world that identity is not a phase and that we are unfazed by those who think it is.

Eventually, Lavoce will have employees who go out into the world in mainstream clothing with a bit of flair (e.g., rainbow highlight, nose ring, black nail polish). The extremely dressed employees will stay within the store locations as we want a gradual transition for the public. Flair comes from “scent” (Old French). It can describe a unique style or can mean natural talent. So, the external consultants who go out in the world with a bit of flair will show employers that they have missed out on a  large segment of the American workforce who have a flair for good, solid job skills.

In Eruption: Hitherto Unpublished Pages About Men and Events, Mark Twain says, “Sane and intelligent human beings…carefully and cautiously and diligently conceal their private real opinions from the world and give out fictitious ones in their stead for general consumption.” What this means is that most of what we hear in society is a lie. Sometimes it is a blatant, intentional lie, and sometimes it is a lie “for general consumption” for the purposes of protecting oneself. If you are sick and tired of lies and lying, join with me to express your true feelings through words, actions, and “behaviors” the term employers use to cover deviations from their appearance policy. If employers think that showing the world your true self is bad behavior, that’s their problem (but it’s also yours, and that’s why we want things to change). As one of my favorite poets, Ralph Waldo Emerson, says in “Social Aims” (1875), “What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say.”

Changing the Game Plan


Business is built through relationships. For me to know that I have people in my corner, I want you to know that I am in your corner. I have decided to start the company as a coupon store before transforming it into a retail store. I decided to do so for several reasons:

  1. It will show goodwill and to prove that I have good intentions and am trustworthy.
  2. I can make this site into a one-stop shop for anything you want and you will have the good feeling of supporting the fashion freedom cause.
  3. In this economy, it would be more beneficial to customers to save money at this time so that they can afford to spend money later.
  4. It’s a good idea to support small businesses because they will build the economy better than a big business (See
  5. It will help in building a customer, supplier, and sponsor base.
  6. It will help in building capital to sustain future growth (even if slowly).
  7. It will help me keep the momentum through small achievements.
  8. It will help in getting the business off the ground sooner.

The way this will work is that we will work together to decide on the following:

  • a discount Lavoce visitors will get and the code they should use to get that discount
  • a larger discount Lavoce members will get (members are those who have purchased anything from the Zazzle store)  and the code they should use to get that discount
  • what product can be provided as an exclusive item to Lavoce customers (something not widely advertised through the corporate giants)
  • the amount of money Lavoce will get from each purchase

If you have anything you want to promote, instead of adding a link in a comment, send me an email at or a Twitter message to LaVoceWAP2 so we can work out these details. We will then exchange literature and other promotional items. If it takes a while for me to respond, please know that I will get to it when I can.

Overcoming All Odds


I was speaking with a business owner the other day to seek advice on starting this company. His first reaction was to avoid setting up a bookstore/media store because it would have to go up against the Goliaths of the industry. He cited the closure of Borders stores all over the nation. Did such negativity deter me? No. Wasn’t it Simba from the Lion King who said, “I laugh in the face of danger. Ha ha ha ha!” See, the thing most people don’t understand about Lavoce is threefold:

  1. It’s Not the Books, People: Lavoce doesn’t sell books or media, it sells dreams of a better future and the systems to get us there. The definition of “Gothika” is a situation in which someone sees or feels things that others can’t. The “Goths” of our stores are not Goths who dress in black, but the Goths who choose to see what others can’t: the true being of each person. Books and media are just one of the tools to help us create a future of open-mindedness. The method of learning open-mindedness is through media (books etc.), events (speakers), and awareness (consultants out in the “real” world). Inventory is not willy nilly; media must have the ability to transform people’s thinking about a group of people. Our customer service representatives do not ask, “How may I help you?” They ask, “How may we help you open your mind?” People won’t buy because we have something the Goliaths of the industry don’t, though I could add more foreign media to the inventory since that area is sorely lacking elsewhere. Customers will buy because they support the greater vision.
  2. It’s Not the Civil Rights Either: Certainly a fashion revolution is quite different from the Civil Rights Movement. The latter movement had been alive centuries before there were protests in the 1960s. However, when people taste how good it is among those who do not judge a person’s worth based on appearance, they will realize that something was missing from their lives. They will realize it takes more than money to make us free. It requires a spiritual journey from every person to find and drop prejudices we never realized we had. Only then will there be peace.
  3. It’s Not a Non-Profit: Do you want help from a company struggling as much as you are and financially supported by organization you don’t trust? Do you want help from a company that is begging for money as much as you are? How about being helped by a company that teaches you to help yourself (gives you a job) and helps you to focus on fixing the cause (our beliefs about each other) and not the effects?
  4. Our Day Will Come: Ever heard of the tortoise and the hare? Lavoce will take the road of the tortoise. A lot of planning will go into this before it gets off the ground. Patience is a virtue. I may hire the first employee later than I said I would, but when this is ready, it will be the best place to work. Believe me, it takes time, patience, and determination. These are qualities I have and qualities that I expect employees to have. While you wait for a job here, cultivate yourself. If you can help in a different capacity, let me know via comments.