There are times when the distinctly human parts of myself don’t agree with my therian side, and I find that those conflicts center around self-expression. My snow leopard side sees camouflage as a priority. I wear plain clothes in neutral greens, browns, and grays, and shy to the edges of things. My more human side, however, has a love for all things colorful and absurd. I find myself wanting to wear copious amounts of rainbows, join flash mobs, and generally be ridiculous. I often do, but although that satisfies my human need for silliness, the attention it draws makes the feline parts of me very uncomfortable. The only compromise I have found is anonymity: I can be as ridiculous and colorful as I want if I am wearing a costume with a mask. Even if everyone around me knows who I am, if there is something over my face I feel as though I am hiding. This way, I can satisfy my human needs without betraying my feline ones. Plus, I get to wear this.