Felix, I get really embarrassed about being kin. I’m otherkin and fictionkin and I always see people making fun of them and I feel really bad. I want to suppress how I feel but I know I’ve already tried to do that and it didn’t work. I just wish I could be more comfortable being kin. Do you have any advice for dealing with feeling ashamed of being kin?

Hey anon, I hear you. I feel the same way sometimes. Its hard to be treated as strange, annoying, stupid, etc, and all the things that anti-kin and just people outside of the community think we are.

The important thing to remember is that we aren’t what they think we are, at all. We’re kin for a reason. Whenever you feel embaressed and stupid about being kin, think of all the reasons that you call yourself kin, and everything that you’ve gone through that led up to you feeling that way. Remember its not something you can chose, or change. Its  part of who you are, and its real, and noble.

We’re here for you anon. Kin are out there. We’re a community. We’re real people struggling to understand real experiences, and make sense of the strange things in our lives. And that’s nothing to be ashamed about.

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