A Serious Discussion: Self-Harm.Everyone knows someone that's been affected by this in one way or another. These people are your neighbors, your friends, and sometimes, even your family—and you may not even know they're doing it. This seems like a strange subject for a wolf group to bring up, but I think it's about time we all sat down for a moment and had a chat about self-harm in our art.
Fursonas are representations of ourselves, and when we express pain, anger, and sadness with these characters, it's a constructive, creative release, and sometimes an escape, if only for a little while. It becomes a different story when there is clear self-mutilation involved, transferring from the artist's personal emotions. And it becomes dangerous if the person in question is suicidal. When we accept works into the group's gallery, we are inadvertently endorsing its subject matter, and inadvertently telling people "this is okay." Self-mutilation is a serious issue. We will not be endorsers of this behavior, and we do not