You may have been bullied and isolated for being what you’re into, or you may even have had people try to question your blackness for it.
You may have met others in the scene who doubt your authenticity, who assume you’re a part of a trend, or that you don’t actually know much about the music or the bands in it. They may dismiss you as just trying to be quirky and unique, and not a true fan like everyone else.
You may have had family try tell you the music is Satanic and evil, and thus that you are Satanic and evil by association. Or you may just have family that dismisses your interest and refuse to understand your love for it.
You may be a musician who has a hard time getting taken seriously because of both your skin color and your gender.
I just want to remind you that you are awesome, you are seen, you are normal, you are talented, and you are valid.