by the way im only going into 8th grade so its not like ill be wearing any skimpy or slu*** clothes
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Hmmm, things have certainly changed since I was a kid cuz I started wearing make-up in the 7th grade and selected my own wardrobe also (my mom knew better than to pick out my clothes). So sorry to hear that you're not being allowed to express yourself as the person you'd like to be. My advice is to ease mom into the emo style slowly and in a way that won't put her in shock. Emo style is eccentric so begin to slowly evolve into it. Since you can't wear all black, wear some black and add some cool gothic jewelry to your outfits (make it if mom won't buy it for you). And ya don't necessarily have to get a Mohawk to have cute emo hair... back-comb your hair and as long as it looks messy - hey its emo, lol! Yet ya must consider her feelings as you're at the age where she's probably noticing you're not her little girl anymore. That you're growing up and turning into a woman right before her very eyes and not always easy for parents to deal with and accept... they tend to fight it (which id guess your mom is doing). Not sure how old she is. Although, she seems a bit old-fashioned and may even be old enough to remember the sweet, shy, angelic and innocent-looking Norma Jean's overnight transformation into the worlds biggest sex symbol... Marilyn Monroe! And what eventually happened to her is no doubt a mothers biggest fear! So just take it slow and she'll eventually accept the new you but you got to do it gradually, which is better I think. Sorry I can't be of better help and good luck.