Anonymous asked: Did you always want to be a bear and do you consider yourself to be one yet?
Well, the short answer is ‘sort of.’
If your defintion of a ‘bear’ is a big, hairy gay man, then yes, I have always wanted to be a bear. Clearly I’ve always wanted to be big, and I always wanted the hairy look as well, because it fit with my definition of a man.
Just like long hair, having facial hair was against the rules at my high school, so after I graduated I vowed to never shave again. Unlike my long hair though, I genuinely loved having a beard and I haven’t been without one since. It’s gotten to the point that I even like having back hair, if you can believe it.
Now, if your definition of a ‘bear’ is ‘a member of the bear community,’ then the answer is a bit more complicated…