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  • Dysphoria; A Personal Transgender, Otherkin Perspective
    As someone else who has recently realized that they are transgender but not fully identifying with otherkin, I can confirm that it can be an...
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    Otherkin FAQ
    Ohhh okay! Thank you for letting me know! I totally understand now! Thank you again!
  • Otherkin FAQ
    Someone who claims they can physically shift, that is, transform their physical human body into the physical body of their kintype. Literally like...
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    Otherkin FAQ
    I know this is a bit old but can someone explain to me what a “p-shifter” is? ^^” Apologies for my uneducated self.
  • On Theriomythics, Divinity, and a Mythical Ternary
    I think about this because I feel kinda out of place sometimes. I only have the one kintype and its centered very squarely in what im coming to...

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  • Terminology & Lexicon
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    Very educational for new community members!
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  • Terminology & Lexicon
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    Helped us figure out that we are plural, as well as educating us on the terms of the Alterhuman...
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  • Common Biases
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    Great info for introspection w/ examples.
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Short answer: No. Long answer: Definitely not. It’s impossible to diagnose an entire, extremely diverse community with a single overarching disorder or disorder symptom, first of all. On top of that, given that many otherkin will openly admit that their beliefs or hypotheses could very well be incorrect, and will relentlessly question what they themselves think, they don’t fit the definition of a delusion, much less have the symptoms of an entire disorder. There’s also the fact of the...
The decline of personal writings within the otherkin community is a phenomena spoken of often by older members of the community: gone are the days where most otherkin had a personal website and preferred forum of which to lurk, posting thoughts, anecdotes, and guides based on their own observations and experiences. The remnants of many of the articles and writings from this time can be found scattered across the Internet, hoarded by some otherkin as valuable resources and offering glimpses...
Something that I have noticed about theriomythic identities is that they often straddle the line between the otherkin, therian, and fictionkin community. This is to say that this specific form of identity seems to traditionally be used by individuals who would, on a basic level, be considered to be otherkin due to identifying on a non-physical level as something partially or entirely non-human--and yet, due to their own experiences and understanding of their identity, find the term otherkin...
Dysphoria is generally categorized as a feeling of deep unease and distress regarding something pertaining to oneself; gender dysphoria is perhaps the most well-known example of a specific form of dysphoria, manifesting as distress due to a gender identity which does not match the individual’s sex assigned at birth, mainly associated with transgender individuals. Gender dysphoria inhabits a fragile space within transgender spaces; for some individuals, gender dysphoria is a sacred marking of...
Note: This article was originally written by former Kinmunity member "Nyht Myst". We get asked the same question or hear the same comments about fae over and over again to the point it makes our blood boil and we wish we could scream it out to the world that isn't true, its a misconception, a rumor, a wives' tale! We've found ourselves getting irate when responding to them, having to put down the keyboard and take a breath, explaining why that's a lie, wearily brushing it aside, or even...
So, what exactly is a therian, anyway? Therianthropy is categorized by a deep integral or personal belief that you, are in some way, a non-human animal. External factors (being hairy, having heightened senses, barking, howling, etc.) are irrelevant to whether you’re a therian or not. Therianthropy is a self-identification. This means, nobody can tell you if you are a therianthrope or not. Others can help guide you, point you to resources, make suggestions and provide information, but...
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This is meant to touch on some common biases I see crop up a lot on tumblr, new otherkin, etc. Note that 'bias' doesn't necessarily mean a heavily slanted extreme opinion, but often just an illogical opinion that an argument should not be based on if it wishes to stand firm. Bias is building the house on sand, so to speak. Definitions taken from Wikipedia, but these are quite common definitions you should find in any psychology textbook or scientific research manual. My additional comments...
One of the first things I tell people when I join an otherkin forum is that I've been part of the online kin community for a long time; in Internet terms, that means about 15 years. This isn't just to stroke my ego; I want to make sure people know that I speak from experience. I've been in many positions on many forums, and certain things always remain the same. That's where this guide comes in; it's my way of helping to prepare you for what you'll encounter here. There are all sorts of...
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This is meant to touch on some common biases I see crop up a lot on tumblr, new otherkin, etc. Note that 'bias' doesn't necessarily mean a heavily slanted extreme opinion, but often just an illogical opinion that an argument should not be based on if it wishes to stand firm. Bias is building the house on sand, so to speak. Definitions taken from Wikipedia, but these are quite common definitions you should find in any psychology textbook or scientific research manual. My additional comments...
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Dragonkin are a very diverse group of individuals each having their own beliefs and experiences relevant to their own draconity. No one dragon will have the same experiences as another, all have some similarity to each other as to be expected but dragons cannot just be meshed into one group there's just so many and there just too different from each other, categorization beyond anything but basic body plans/colors is impossible. When it comes down to it nearly every dragonkin seems to be of...
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