Resources – Weena Comes Out, My First Fursuit Video

Some resources we post here are more for educators’ edification. Sometimes these are pop- or Internet-culture things we expect students may know about, but educators might not; sometimes these are to help guide you on more sensitive subjects which you might be concerned about presenting in the classroom. Obviously, these are resources you might share with your students, too, if you wish!

Many people are still trying to figure out for themselves what “furries” are all about. We find that, rather than taking the word of journalists and TV personalities who are outside of this subculture of people who enjoy grown-up anthropomorphic animal comics, movies, sports mascots, and costumes, it’s more effective to learn from the people themselves. So we recommend starting with the definition provided by Anthrocon, one of the largest furry conventions in the US. And the rest of the Anthrocon site may further satisfy your curiosity.

The “My First Fursuit” video is a parody of a common video trope in the furry community: trying on your fursuit for the first time and showing it off to the community. Here are a few other examples.