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young people in the fandom
« on: August 04, 2017, 02:53:20 am »
VICE: How the Furry Community Became a Safe Space for Youth. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwhIWH7zk

I thought some people might be interested in this as its about young people in the fandom.
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Re: young people in the fandom
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 03:00:34 pm »
Yo thanks for posting this it was a good read. Props to the mom for taking her kid to anthrocon and accepting her so easily. I'm so glad that despite some toxic people, the furry fandom is still a welcoming place for youth.
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Re: young people in the fandom
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 04:23:42 pm »
Pretty cool the forum got mentioned in there too.

I can relate to the enitre closeted feeling. I hide a great deal about myself mainly in fear of being taken advantage of or being rejected, disowned, and ostricized as well. I tend to be a bit more open about that around other people here and friends I've made.
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Re: young people in the fandom
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 04:36:37 pm »
Oh wow
This is really cool, and that FT got mentioned was awesome too
It's great that people are actually looking at the fandom with a more open mind
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Re: young people in the fandom
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2017, 05:25:44 pm »
I think this was a great article that touched on a lot of interesting points. It's always good seeing the fandom well represented in non furry communities.
I'm a little shocked they mentioned us though, we're such a tiny sliver of the internet I didn't think a lot of people knew about us :fox-:P:
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Re: young people in the fandom
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2017, 05:52:54 pm »
I think it's kinda funny how they mentioned 5000 members, when hardly a hundred are active }:P even less, really
I wonder if there will be more members joining because of the article?
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Re: young people in the fandom
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2017, 06:35:04 pm »
That was such a nice article
Plus I'm glad they mentioned the best forum B)
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Re: young people in the fandom
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2017, 01:33:40 am »
Yo thanks for posting this it was a good read. Props to the mom for taking her kid to anthrocon and accepting her so easily. I'm so glad that despite some toxic people, the furry fandom is still a welcoming place for youth.

Yea I'm glad the mom was so supporting of her : 3  as well as the fandom


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And yea I'm surprised they mentioned ft too X3
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Re: young people in the fandom
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2017, 11:05:19 pm »
Makes me wonder if the daughter had ever joined FT at one point.
And its always nice to hear about stuff like this, I'm glad the fandom is getting some good light.
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