growlbarkrunhide

growlbarkrunhide:

Any therians out there with coming-out-to-friends experience? I’m thinking about telling a few close friends and I’d love to hear your stories!

It wasn’t too difficult for me, though I’ve only officially told two of my friends about my therianthropy. After telling them it was a personal belief of mine, they seemed to be okay with it. My friend of ten years has always seen the animal part of me, so that wasn’t such a surprise for her. I suppose I’m not technically friends with the second as of recently, because I couldn’t support her in my forever fragile mental state, (we both shared that state of mind) but I still value her a lot, and even though only being close three years, she believed me, trusted my judgement and even seemed interested in my train of thought, often asking questions.

Sorry if that was a bit of a long answer, I got carried away, as usual. :)

Anyways, if you’re thinking of coming out to your friends, (or anyone is) whatever type of identity it is, you’re true friends will learn to accept that part of you. :3

thevanillawafer
thevanillawafer:

Here we go. The words, “furry,” and, “therian,” are NOT interchangeable. That also goes along for using, “otherkin,” interchangeably with those two words. I’ll break it down.

Furries: People who dress up in fur suits out of interest. 

Therians: People who feel spiritually connected to an animal of the Earth.

Otherkin: People who feel spiritually connected to creatures that are beyond earthly. (It is considered to be an umbrella term, but this is the basic let-me-not-type-a-book definition)

I might post something more in depth on this topic, but I’m not sure. Maybe.
(Also not sure if this has a source, so.. yeah)

thevanillawafer:

Here we go. The words, “furry,” and, “therian,” are NOT interchangeable. That also goes along for using, “otherkin,” interchangeably with those two words. I’ll break it down.

Furries: People who dress up in fur suits out of interest.

Therians: People who feel spiritually connected to an animal of the Earth.

Otherkin: People who feel spiritually connected to creatures that are beyond earthly. (It is considered to be an umbrella term, but this is the basic let-me-not-type-a-book definition)

I might post something more in depth on this topic, but I’m not sure. Maybe.
(Also not sure if this has a source, so.. yeah)

adolf-hipstr

adolf-hipstr:

I completely respect people when they’re not afraid to be different and express themselves and I completely respect people dressing as animals and obsessing over that animal. Fuck, you could have a whole house themed off of that animal and I’d be like ‘rad dude,’ but when you begin starting to…

I agree totally.
If having therianthropy or otherkin as an identity is negatively affecting someone’s health, then they need to seek professional help.
I cannot stress this enough.