Oct 13, 2017

Hippie or not to be?

Welcome friend!

I have been getting quite a lot of questions form you guys about my recent transformation. So here is what I thought. I'll answer to the most frequently asked ones here, all at once.

If you're new here, let me explain a bit the reason for this post. I used to be a real mash up of metal, emo, punk, and goth styles for many many years. I started as an emo when I was about 12-13 years old. Then my looks kept getting gradually darker and more radical.  And now the past year I've been totally different. Which brings me to the first, most frequently asked, question.

Are you a hippie?

This is quite a big question since the word hippie has been changed over time. TO many people the word hippie means something totally different than what I consider as being a hippie. When you think of someone who is a hippie, some of you thinks of the most classical 1960's flower patterned, psychedelic, rebellious people promoting peace and love. To someone else the word hippie could mean something simple. Like a person who cares about our mother earth, and has nothing to do with the looks.

If you consider someone who...

  • believes in values such as peace, love, and happiness
  • promotes kindness, care and respect as a human to another
  • is down to earth and takes people as people
  • cares for our earth and thinks about being ecological.
  • loves animals and respects our nature.
... as a hippie. Then yes, yes I am.

Are you a vegan?

This I have a clear answer to. No, I am not. I personally do not think that humans should give up meat. It has been in our diet since forever. I still am a really picky eater, unfortunately. I do try to learn new things all the time.  I'm not saying things are okay the way they are. It is true that animals live in horrible conditions. and that I do not accept. Also I Am trying to learn to get dairy out of my diet. We don't need milk from any other than our mother. It would be healthier for me, cause my stomach is very sensitive to dairy products, and I'm lactose-intolerant.

How do you feel about fur-farming?

Fur farming is something I do not accept. We have all the possibilities to make great faux-fur. The conditions that fur-bearing animals are in, are horrifying. Leather would be okay if it would be farmed from a cow that has been taken for food.

 How about animal testing?

I do not support animal testing in any way. We have various of other ways to test products. We are intelligent enough to understand it is wrong. We should be intelligent enough to stop it. I don't personally find comfortable as a makeup lover to buy any cosmetic-products that are tested on animals. There are so many options out there that are cruelty-free.

Why did you get dreadlocks? Are they real?

Personally I have liked dreadlocks for a long time. Since I was a child I have been wanting to dread my hair. I did have dreadlocks once before, but I opened them after a week of keeping, because I did not know how to take care of them. These current ones happened kind of as an accident. I wanted to try them for a day and fell in love. I loved them so much I wanted to keep them for a week. I just did not want to let them go and made a decision to make them perfect. Half of the dread is my real hair, the other half is wool/felt. I feel like I am finally myself in these babies ❤ 

I wanted to also tell you that, I do know this hairstyle originally belongs to Rastafarians. I know some people are not comfortable with someone not from their culture having their original symbol. I have educated myself about a bit of the culture and I decided not to call my hairstyle "Rasta" which in finnish language would be common word for this hairstyle.

How did you make your dreadlocks?

It was kind of a long process as it usually is. I'll make it into its own post since there was so many steps. :) Stay tuned for that one :3

Thank you for reading. Hope this cleared some thoughts you might of had. Love yall and see ya again soon!

-Rebella Darkstar

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