It’s time we talk about the wide-ranging diversity of interest and lifestyles within the Black Community!

A compilation of Black anime characters

Alternative ‘Alt’ Culture is the umbrella term for the communities that exist outside of the mainstream. I personally divide ‘Alt’ culture into two categories: Lifestyle/Fashion and Hobbies/Interest. Of course, these at times overlap. While derived directly from the music genre, it’s also a fashion statement as well — hence making it both lifestyle and interest.

I’ll focus on the Hobbies/Interest aspect of the Black ‘Alt’ community. Funnily enough though, a lot of communities — to Black people — are technically ‘Alt’. Take Musical Theatre for example— the significant lack of Black people within this industry makes being a Black Musical Theatre fan relatively ‘Alt’, while this wouldn’t be the case for our white counterparts. …

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