…however, she couldn’t believe what she had done… [100WC]

However, she couldn’t believe what she had done.

Her eyes were filled with tears, her friend had their head in their knees, faint sobs escaped both girls.

Everyone was a bystander, nobody came to help them. She ran away, her tears escaping the gaps between her fingers.
She ignored the calling of her name, she ignored everyone around her.

She felt as if she was falling into an endless void with no hope of coming back out. She looked behind her, her ex-friend was nowhere to be seen. She stopped. The black void turned to white, but it then became even deeper, an infinity.

She screamed for help.

All kids should be allowed to be whatever they want to be (In this case, a furry)

Do you have a cool interest but you are too afraid to share it? Imagine a world where kids are not afraid to share any unique interest – that would be possible if only you understood what it means to like anthropomorphic animals, also known as the furry fandom.

Many people think that the furry fandom is full of weirdos who never go outside, which is not true! People make friends with people with the same interests – that also counts for the furry fandom.

I, as a furry, have made new friends through videos and just talking about them in general, they helped me find my fursona and let me be myself.

According to Aces of hearts fox (A furry youtuber), at a furry convention, an 11 year old was bullied about having a bad fursuit. A few popufurs (popular furries) contacted them and set up a photo with the kid who was bullied, they even let them use one of their spare tiger fursuits!

In the furry fandom, people can be a lot more creative and express themselves through a fursona, which is an animal representation of yourself or a part of your personality.

In the furry fandom, I have four fursonas:

  • Maple, a nature loving racoon and deer hybrid.
  • Berry, a fruit-loving cat and fruit bat hybrid.
  • Blue, a sad and sensitive wolf.
  • Hallow, a Halloween loving fox.

These fursonas are all small parts of my personality!

Many furries help the community by holding fundraisers, giving convention money to charity and even seeing someone in a giant animal costume can brighten someone’s day!  According to Vice, the furry community is a safe place for all youth to be welcomed with open arms and many teens to be themselves and have fun.

(Read the whole article here)

So come on down and join the fun! Loving anthropomorphic animals is not weird, loving anything unique is not weird, do not let anyone tell you any different! Being yourself is the best part of life!

 

All Children Should Play a Sport

“All children should play a sport” or should this statement say forced.

Many children do not like to participate in sports, but with parents not listening to their kids, they will never have a say in whether they should play a sport or not, which would cause a massive and negative impact on their emotional state.

Many people, including me, believe that children should have the right to choose if they play a sport or not. If parents force their child to play a sport that they did not want to, the children would not try in that sport and would begin to feel unhappy while doing that sport.

According to the Young Minds Matter study, one in seven or 560 000 young children suffer with anxiety or depression. If the child has anxiety or depression, they would not have the courage to go up to their parents and ask them to quit a sport or to change from one sport to another due to the negative consequences the child will think up.

There are many other ways to build up teamwork and sportsmanship in a child’s mind, such as playing strategy games with others, such as the adventures in Animal Jam or Minecraft.

The skills your child can learn from Minecraft are –

  1. Enhances life skills
  2. Complements school skills
  3. Delivers work skills

The skills your kid can learn from Animal Jam are –

  1. Cyber safety
  2. Teamwork

Let us think beyond the two “main” genders for a while.

What would happen if your kid were transgender, gender fluid or non-binary?

These genders are used by people who do not associate with their birth gender, people who do not want to be associated with any gender and by people who do not care what gender they are.

Many sports, like soccer and ballet, are associated with the two “main” genders – female and male. Kids who are Trans, gender fluid or non-binary will not fit into any sport unless it is a unisex sport. Gender stereotypes will become a big thing if kids are forced to play a sport. Trans, gender fluid and non-binary children will possible be bullied and be led into a state of depression, which would lead them into a higher risk of causing self-harm and even attempted suicide.

In conclusion, many people believe that kids should have a right to choose and not be forced, due to gender stereotypes and kids can learn teamwork and various other skills through online games. So tell us, are you thinking about this? Do you still have the same opinion as before or are you now on the fence?