About The Walrus

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 Hi! My name’s Sarah but I much prefer Sary. While perusing this blog you’ll see that I like pulling angry faces at the camera, talking about fashion (almost as much as I like wearing it) and I spend far too much time on the internet.

What is The Walrus Room?

This blog first began in 2011 as a spot to spread information on alternative subcultures, their history and up and coming events. It’s was a personal success. My aims were always for this blog to be more of a communal space to talk about alternative fashion, film and music amongst like-minded people.

But when Sarah began writing about alternative subcultures for Rebel Circus, The Walrus Room turned in the direction of a personal style blog. Don’t worry! She’ll always be writing about alternative subcultures somewhere on the internet and you can always find her posting her favourite articles on her Facebook Fanpage.

Who Am I?

I’m an Australian, living in NSW currently undertaking two degrees in Creative Writing and English Literature. I’ve been into the Goth Subculture for several years and have been writing about alternative subcultures on this blog for most of my young life. Favourite music genres are Goth rock, classic eighties, Jazz, grunge, punk and more.

Writing and References

As well as writing this blog, Sarah has previously written about alternative fashion over at The Rebel Circus. You can find a collection of these articles here.

She occasionally writes about veganism, alternative fashion and spiritualism on styleBizarre

The Walrus Room has been featured on Outer Cross’ Top 21 Alternative Blogs to Follow, The Black Rose’s the Top 15 Unrivalled Goth Fashion Blogs of 2015, The Black Rose’s 20 Best Goth & Alternative Blogs of 2015. and has had mentions in Gothic Clothing Shop’s Five Essentials for Every Goth and styleBizarre’s New Years Resolutions ideas (with an Edge).

As well as this some of our posts have been featured on the International Fashion Blogger’s (IFB) Weekly Roundup. You can see them here.

As well as writing for other websites Sarah adores working with the brands she respects and would actually wear in everyday life. Some of these brands include Kate’s Clothing, Metalhead Jewellery, Birds N Bones Jewellery and The Black Garden Clothing Store, along with many more book and band reviews like Tom Hammock’s Will O’ the Wisp graphic novel.

For more information, or to let me know about your new album or book, you can email me at thewalrusroom@hotmail.com.

8 Comments

  1. Jack off Jill and babes in toyland aren't riot grrrl. Riot grrrl bands were very political were as jack off jill etc. were not. common misconception- just because the band was all girl, doesn't make it apart of a feminist punk movement it was the lyrics and the ideas.

    1. Personally because the majority of their songs hold the theme of feminism and Jack Off Jill constantly introduces themes and lyrics revolving completely around politics I disagree. But that's my opinion.

  2. So, how are you border-line religious, yet detest religions? How do you consoliate this with your communism, atheism and belief in an afterlife? Sounds pretty complex to me.

    1. Well, I'd say the human mind in it's self is pretty complex. But for the record I'm not a communist – that's just an idea that I think you could take some good out of without the destruction of the simplified idea from people's actions and greed.

      And border-line religious yet detest religions for me is pretty simple. I grew up very encompassed in religion but religion is actually a group of people acting on what they think is gods word. I don't like the idea of 'religion' anymore and following the direction that others tell me to find something personal like seems a bit silly to me.

      I'll stop myself here because as you said it's complex and I could write a book on my feelings towards the matter.