Category Archives: Community

Flights of Fancy & Imagination Being Real

What’s the Difference Between Flights of Fancy and Imagination Being Real? I’ve seen this line of questioning come up more than once in the therian and Otherkin communities and without fail, people always answer that “only you can know for … Continue reading

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It’s OK to not be “Other”

 It’s Okay – to not be “other”. After a conversation with sparky, and also after reading an essay by bewylderbeast on the Werelist entitled “It’s okay to not be a therian”, I got to thinking that I should write an … Continue reading

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To Shift Or Not To Shift?

To Shift Or Not To Shift? A conversation I had the other day with Sonne got me thinking about shifts being a mandatory part of being a therian or not. And today, someone on the Werelist replied to a topic … Continue reading

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I Am What I Am

Why I Am What I Am & You Are What You Are This was sparked by Seraphyna’s recent LJ post about her Otherkin identity and how it has evolved. (Not unlike my own Evolution of My Therianthropy essay in fact.) … Continue reading

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Why So Many Wolves?

Why So Many Wolves? So why are there so many wolf therians out there? In my personal opinion, it’s probably related to popularity. Wolves are the ultimate “wild” animal to a lot of people, the animal that symbolizes the wilderness … Continue reading

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The Need to Belong

The Need to Belong In the time I’ve spent in the online communities, which all things considered, isn’t really all that long, I’ve noticed that the majority of therians and Otherkin have this deep-seated need to belong. They form meet-ups … Continue reading

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Labels

Labels So many people cling to the need to label themselves and to identify what’s inside of them. Yet we each claim a unique individuality that cannot help but label us. Words, by their very nature, define us. That’s what … Continue reading

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