Category: Misc Writings

“About Changes & Growth in the Therian & ‘Kin Communities”

“About Changes & Growth in the Therian & ‘Kin Communities” (12/5/2013) So I think that maybe I at some point should eventually make a writing that sort of ‘revisits’ my “Therian Community: Status Quo & Development” essay and update it with some additional related views, thoughts, and experiences I have

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“The Fall of the Therian & Otherkin Communities”

“The Fall of the Therian and Otherkin Communities” (5/5/2021) The idea that just because some or even many people desire within a given community to have a litmus test of sorts to ‘prove’ or officially ‘become’ a *personal* identity (that, of course, can have social identity aspects due to there

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“The Plasticity of Otherkin” (6/7/2021)

“The Plasticity of Otherkin” (6/7/ 2021) To clarify, in this writing I’m using “plasticity” to refer to changes that can occur, particularly psychologically, in the experience and/or identity of being otherkin (and related identities).  This does not mean that such changes are by conscious choice (though maybe they can be

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“Emerging from the Desert” (4/10/2021)

“Emerging from the Desert” (4/10/2021) For about a decade I have chronically struggled with progressively worsening depression.  I was initially diagnosed with depression in fall of 2009 and was put on Zoloft shortly after which allowed me to feel like myself again and function normally, including having a notable bout

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“On Being Monster-Hearted” (5/28/2018)

“On Being Monster-Hearted” (5/28/2018) I haven’t yet used the term “-kith/-hearted” for myself, maybe because I didn’t know what connection of mine was personally fitting of the term/concept.  There are numerous animals which I hold deep, lasting connections with that aren’t theriotypes: crows, antelopes, red canids (dholes, Ethiopian wolves), among

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“Possible Vampire Fictionkin” (5/1/2012)

“Possible Vampire Fictionkin” (5/1/2012) I only started to think about this sometime after I began to consider if I might have a vampire ‘kintype and my external searching about that (both in trying to find other vampire’kin and in comparing/contrasting my vampire-aspect to different versions of vampires in myth, folkore,

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