People are calling me an ass for having said this previously, so I’m going to say it again, because people obviously need to be reminded:

If you can PICK, CHANGE, or DROP your “kintype” as you please, you aren’t fucking otherkin. That’s not a kintype. If you consciously choose to identify as something, you are not otherkin. 

If you do all of the above for coping reasons/as a coping mechanism, you’re still not otherkin. That does not change the fact that you’re not otherkin. If anything, you’d fit the definition of having a copinglink rather than a kintype. Now, I’m not going to say you have to use that terminology to describe yourself or be a part of that community, but you. are. not. otherkin. 

Tl; dr Consciously chosen and changed “kintypes” are not kintypes. If you have those, you’re not otherkin. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Therianthropy isn’t a conscious choice. To truly be therian, it’s a permanent part of yourself that can’t be dropped or changed.

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