Just a line to introduce myself. I realise age doesn't matter, but I do know a little about what's been going on with ABDL's here in the UK for quite a few years.
I'm sure many here feel like me that we've been left behind & ignored in all the changes in sexual politics over more than 50 years. Yes, there have been some TV programmes so the public are probably better informed. I do feel some anger at this because I think more could be done. I'd like the public to know that we simply have a sexual preference like gays, TV's people into BDSM and all the rest. I also realise that this will be hard to achieve, and people may have very different views about how to go about this.
A few other things about me include I've loved animals all my life and had dogs for many years. I'm not an activist but I've been a veggie most of my life & feel strongly about the welfare of farm animals. Change is on the way - tho' not nearly fast enough - as a new generation of researcher's are making the extremely strong case for animals being conscious, intelligent beings who feel a wide range of emotions and deserve to be respected as such. Mark Bekoff and Johnathon Balcombe are among the leaders in this field and I'd certainly recommend their books.
You won't be surprised to hear I'm concerned about the environment as well. It's been pretty depressing to see the post World War II prosperity undermined & eaten away by 'neo-liberalism' and the enormous multinational companies who seem to lay waste to everything they touch and impoverish people while making fortunes for themselves. I do photography as well, and I've tried to incorporate these themes into my (very unconventional) work.
I'm a pessimist, global warming will be the biggest disaster, and we'll be fortunate if any form of civilisation survives. I doubt if my re-useable nappies will make much difference either way!