You’re going to see my fursonas around here a lot so I wanted to have a space where I could describe how each of them came into existence, and what they mean to me. Here’s everything you need to know about Snowfall, Grey, and Honeybee!
Snowfall, the Queer Deer
My first ever fursona! Snowfall was always envisioned as an extension of myself as I was first openly, and authentically, exploring my sexuality and gender identity in the early 2010s. Because of this they’ve had a few different looks since then, often reflecting changes that were simultaneously happening for me in terms of my body and identity.
Snowfall was originally designed by an artist I interviewed here on the blog, SerialDad. I really loved what he created for me then but they’ve since had some big shift in both their look and overall vibe. I’m very, very happy with where Snowfall is at currently following a redesign that my husband Fenric did for me in 2022, which brought in new colours, markings, and personality that better reflects who I am today. I also love that, like me, they are adorably chubby, fuzzy, with multiple face piercings (in the same spaces that I have them), vibrant queer hair, long eyelashes, and an overall playful confidence that exudes the love they have for themself.
Grey, the Sad Boi Opossum
Ah my sad, sad boi, Grey (as in Earl Grey)! He’s a brand new fursona of mine as of June 2023. When Fenric bought his partial fursuit of an opossum earlier in the year, whom he named London Fog, I became completely enamoured with how cute and unique he was. Seeing Fen wear London at the Saskatoon Entertainment Expo in May cinched it for me: I had to have an opossum partial too!
I ended up reaching out to the same person who made London for Fen, and they agreed to make me up a custom partial for me as well based entirely on a design that Fen came up. Words can hardly describe the sheer euphoria I’ve experienced with not only Grey as an original character, but also with him being my very first fursuit! It’s been a long time dream of mine to have one, and now I do!
Grey sits very close to my heart as he is representative of my lifelong experiences with depression, as well as being Autistic and having ADHD. He embodies a lot of emotion, and a lot of trauma, but also growth, hope, passion, creativity, and endurance. He’s my sad boy, but he’s also so very strong.
Like so many of my fursonas, Honeybee was also designed for me by Fen. He’s extra special because Fen has used “honeybee” as a term of endearment for me to express all of the love, safety, and comfort that he experiences when we are together. I feel like Honeybee is one of the many ways that Fen sees me, as this vibrant, loving, loyal, and supportive doggo, and that just feels really incredible and affirming.