I've never seen a furry community before, let alone a local one. I feel warm.
I'm from a tiny town in northwestern PA, and I just moved to Pittsburgh to go to Pitt with my mate, PixieJar.
I'm a furry. But, you already knew that.
It's new to be able to say it, though. And to feel pride in it.
The tiny town I'm from is big on shame. All they know about furries is that they "have sex with animals". I grew up feeling ashamed and lost. I repressed this side of me along with a few others, but it's never gone away. I'm a furry. My persona is a fur. I want a tail.
I went to Anthrocon with my mate (at her insistence, thank god) and it was one of the best things I'd ever seen. I'd never felt acceptance. it felt new and it felt so good. My furry side has awakened again after lying dormant and dying for years and years.
This is my next step; I want to become part of this. Part of you. I love it, I love all of this so much and I want more. I'm slowly coming to accept myself.
I met some of you on Friday when my mate and I went to Fernando's-- I forget names, but that is why I'm here.
Thanks for that. It's taking me time to open up, here, but I cherish each time more and more, for what it does to thaw me out internally.
My post is a little sparse of my own details but it's very late. I'll post a supplement in the morning with more about me.