[ nònkən fáwrmist ]
1. unconventional: not conforming to an established pattern of behavior
2. unconventional person: somebody who does not conform to an accepted pattern of behavior
A non-conformist, by definition, is not someone who is the opposite of people who conform to societal expectations; please don't confuse this group as a place for "emo poetry" or something of the sort (please see bolded note at the bottom). Nonconformity is simply not caring- doing what YOU feel is right without considering others' opinions.
In effect, it's not being opposite, it's not caring.
What We Are
A home for any literature/writer that challenges, questions, or disregards authority, the status quo, tradition or expectations of others.
Call us rebels, revolutionaries, visionaries, or whatever you will- we will exist whether you want us to or not, and we are slowly changing the world.
Activism, Anonymous, hacktivism, freedom of information, rebellion, civil disobedience, independence, dissenters, social reformers and related subjects always welcome.
Although this is not a group designed for "emo poetry" (depicting excessive grief over heartbreak, self-harm or suicidal ideas or tendencies), no outright accusations of this will occur here. We're not going to start a debate over what IS and what IS NOT quality poetry or literature, as appreciation of ANY ART is subjective and is entirely a product of the readers' opinions.
All writing is welcome, and any member found posting negative biased criticism or similar will be banned from the group. Period.
Hello, and welcome to Dare-to-Differ. I'm Jeff, but I go by FedoraType on deviantART. I'm a poet from Texas who founded this community in search of a certain, rare kind of people- people who aren't afraid to embrace their desire to be different. I created this group in the hope that it will become a community of open-minded individuals who can express these traits in their writings. If you're unconventional and unashamed, I'd be honored to get to know you and have you as a part of this community.