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... the other Black experience

Joining the Afro Punk community wasn't a hop on the bandwagon type of thing. My friends didn't ( and still don't) understand the movement. My family thought that I was just doing anything to be defiant. Coupled with the fact that I don't know any other punks from Cleveland. I felt like just walking away from the movement. It wasn't until I found out my mother was a fellow punk , I gave it another chance . Am I the only one who feels like the odd one out in this community sometimes ?

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Be Yourself and Be Free Sacred Black Feminine. AP is about Freedom in your Blackness and Creativity and Spirit! Plenty here that support those same ideals.

Shemaiah Sturdivant said:



Chris Asrk-pa Addanc said:

@Unique~well put.
@Shemaiah~welcome.
  Thank you.
I often feel like the odd one out because of my age. My background and interests are less strange to younger people. However, most Black Gen Xers I have encountered find me weird or think I am trying to be something or someone I'm not. This includes many that are punks in their own right.

In much of my life I am pretty comfortable with who I am, but when it comes to meeting new people and expanding my social circle things can be very lonely. I don't mind talking to younger punks. In fact, it's a joy. However, I do want to hang with those closer to my age, too.

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