so uh when i was little a lot of shitty stuff was happening to me. i didnt have any support at all so i basically completely projected myself into fictiona characters? i would call myself their name in my head/pretend i was them kinda? its hard to remember exactly what i did tbh but im a teenager+i still kinda do this and i was wondering could i call myself kin? ive never heard any stories abt someone trying to cope like i did so i feel kinda bad calling myself kin:/ sorry if this makes no sense

The word for what you were doing is ‘copinglink’, which is part of the alterhuman community (but a little different than kin). There’s nothing wrong with copinglink and its awesome that you found a way to help yourself in that way 🙂

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