Student Identifies And Dresses As Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Coventry Live says a student from the UK is now attending school dressed as a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Maki. Karolina Pedziwilk, 20, an art student at Barnsley College, originally from Poland, is a male, who identifies as non-binary and a dog. Maki has a fursona, aka a furry persona, and wears a bull terrier costume to class.
Maki says, “I have never hidden my inner furry – I see it as the best way to express myself. When one is a furry, they most likely feel like they can relate to animals more easily than humans. I remember being on my mum’s laptop, and I saw an advert on her Facebook page for Made Fur You, a website that sells fursuits, and I was truly excited. When I saw it, I was like, ‘Oh, I really want to do that’, and then I found out how much they cost, I thought I’d wait to make my own. I told my mum about it, and she just said, ‘Do it if that’s what you want to do’. I decided to make it a Staffy because I always had a connection with dogs – I always had dogs in my house throughout my lifetime. I carry my fursonas badge next to my college card so that way other furries in my college can identify me as one of their own and maybe even help some furries come out of their shell more. My friends (at college) don’t all understand why I’m a furry, but they support me as long as I don’t embarrass them.”
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