Lavoce’s New Mission

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I took a one-year hiatus from Lavoce because I knew I needed that much time to reformulate the plan of action. Now there is only one month left, and I have finally decided what to do and why the original plan had failed.
Lavoce’s New Mission:
To make the world suitable for freaks and make freaks suitable for the world.
At first I thought Lavoce should be a library of books and resources that allow people to really understand freaks they know and similar freaks. But who would fund this? And who reads books anymore? Then I thought it needs to be an online retail shop with a coaching program because it needs to make money somehow. But why would I need to take my sustenance from others who are worse off than me?
Now I have thought about Lavoce being a job training and reentry program. It will not just be a reentry program for ex-convicts, but for anyone who left mainstream society of their own will in the belief that they could not be themselves within it. Of course, there will still be a small retail component, but it will mostly be there for raising awareness.

Before I start such a long journey into researching the ins and outs, I believe I will write a  book that can be used as the textbook, Formal Freaks. The plan is to make punks, Goths, tattooed people, skaters and outcasts into professional punks, grown-up Goths, trusted tattooed people, sharp-suited skaters, and generally, corporate outcasts. It will be for the people who are outcasts that want a better paying job to pay their bills and increase their standard of living.

Don’t get too excited. This entire project is still many years in the making, but it will get done eventually because…

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Tried and True

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I have tracked several Goth sites for many years now and would like to share this list with all of you. All the sites listed here have staying power; they have been around for at least eight years, and they are still going strong. Considering how much has changed in both the Goth scene and the Internet world, this is an impressive feat, and I’m sure it makes the consumer feel a lot better that their favorite website will not turn into a pumpkin once the clock strikes midnight.

Recommended Links*: https://lavocewap2.wordpress.com/store/recommended-links/

Talking about pumpkins…what are your plans for Halloween?

*If you want to see the list of fetish (18+) sites, you will need to become a member.

Shame is Lame

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I remember one time I was in a grocery store with my mom. I complimented the man at the bakery counter on his tattoos and was genuinely interested. My mom made a backhanded comment, almost unconsciously, that complimenting someone on a tattoo was like complimenting someone on a birthmark or mole. Now, I love my mom, but that comment was way out of line. One couldn’t even make such a comparison. Maybe you’ve heard strange comments such as that about your tattoos or hair or whatever else. People say some strange stuff, stranger even than the clothing on our bodies. If someone says something like that to you, I urge you to say, “I am proud of [_], and I do not give you permission to make me feel ashamed.”