(Someone asked about whether it was ok to dress like a skinhead. This is my response.)
I made the decision to stop using that particular aesthetic because when one is out in public, people have to judge each other by how they look. And what I looked like was a fucking fascist. It’s not cynicism or pessimism to assume the worst about what people might be, it’s pure survival. So I felt like my presence as a white person in boots and braces and a shaved head and all the rest was harmful and threatening. On the bus and the sidewalk, I do not want to force others to give up their space to put up reasonable and completely understandable defenses against me and the threat of racist violence which I embodied.