I’ve just barely found out about this whole Otherkin/Therian thing, and I’m very interested. The idea, it seems, that I may not be entirely human has been present in my mind since I was maybe four, and the first time I discussed the feeling was when I was 10, with a close friend of mine. We’ve since grown apart, but I kept circling the idea that for some reason I thought differently, wanted to do things differently.
I’m sharing this story because I don’t think that I’m ready to tell it to anyone.
LONG, unedited post under the cut - like, my whole life story. I have an afternoon to kill and this needs to be written.
Thanks for reading.
Was thinking of making a map of otherkin identity to have a visual explanation for it, just for a project, but I’m not quite sure what to include. What is important to communicate?
I was thinking of things that sum up the experience. For instance, we have spoken a lot here about dysphoria and conflict of culture, and I remember talk of expressing yourself through costume, of course there are past lives and memories, and then there is the here-now experience, and so much variety.
What about being otherkin is important to you, what about being otherkin would you share for others to understand it?
I have always been amazingly attracted to high places, but not because I want to be flying. I just need that feeling of being monstrously tall and near the sky. Has anyone else ever felt this way?