Over the past few weeks or so, I have been growing more and more comfortable with myself and how I experience being little. Walking around campus, I've been feeling more shy and clingy to my GF/mommy as we're walking around to our classes. She as well has become more adept at reading my body language and emotions, and has become very protective of me, which is beyond comforting.
She and her best friend help admin a closed 18+ furry group on FaceBook, and I was given and invitation after they told me they were gushing to the other admins about me apparently! After a while they (the admins that is) got to know me pretty well, and I feel pretty safe interacting with the group!
Just today, we played an icebreaker game where everyone in the group introduces themselves and tells us what they are all into or interested in. I started to notice a trend of people saying "age play", and I get to thinking that maybe it would be a safe place to come out as AB/DL. I ask mommy for her opinion, and she encouraged me to go for it while voice chatting for support.
I posted a short little bio about myself after saying how nervous I was to disclose such sensitive information, and that I was an AB/DL. Along with that, I attached a picture of my sona in 'little form' (which I'll post in the Babyfur forum just to keep this post on track). Before long, my post was the most liked out of all the icebreaker posts, and I had a couple different people comment saying how brave I was to post what I did, and how adorable they think it was for a little to just enjoy innocence and small comforts. Moreover, they were very pleasantly surprised to learn that being an AB/DL or little doesn't mean its a hyper sexual fetish, but a legitimate hobby and lifestyle. If nothing else, educating people was worth the risk!
All in all, today was completely wonderful. I finally was able to come out of my shell and announce in a (semi) public manner the facts about my AB/DL side, and it was BEYOND rewarding. In the aftermath, I had a couple of people messaging me wanting to learn more, and I even got to show a couple of them my paci collection!
I guess what I'm trying to say is that time are changing. We really don't have to be so scared of ourselves and other as much as we used to be. Now, I came out to a group of very open and accepting people, so I'm a little biased here, but I cannot begin to tell you how helpful this little exercise was for my mental health and happiness. If you know someone who would understand or willing to try and understand, I really encourage you to seek them out and to start a dialogue.
Just wanted to share that little story, maybe inspire some hope in our community!
Love yourselves and be good to each other <3