I get bullied a lot. I have been in 2 fights since I have been there and because of mental shifting, I have bitten a Year 10 and accidentally scratching a Year 7 because I though he was on the bullies' side.I've never been bullied for it but I also don't really tell anyone because of the stigma and such attached to it. I'm an artist in the furry community though I feel I don't really fit in due to it as many furries feel that therianthropy is a step too far. I find it difficult to explain to people without it sounding really dumb so I tone it down a lot. The only people who really know are my partner and a handful of close friends. I don't really advertise it, though I used to wear a wolf tail in public when I was a teen.
I'm hoping to become more open about it now, especially as I've been therian for 20 years I'd like to think that people appreciate that it's not just a phase, lol.
This can feel a tad worse sometimes, where even though the people around you at least aren't being outwardly antagonistic, you can tell from the way they treat you that not only do they not understand, but kind of just want you to 'knock it off.' And so they're just constantly uncomfortable to be around, as they occasionally stare or make passive-aggressive comments.my mumma and my classmates treat me and my interests like a lame joke and it makes me sad