Feel like someone should post this in the otherkin tag re: their idea for an otherkin shelter. Shelters are for people who need them, you dicks. Not because your mom won’t let you wear a tail to school or whatever other imagined persecution you feel. Someone literally wrote it would be cool so they can read a book while curled up like a fox or something without people staring. No. No. Stop it. You don’t need a shelter.
Personally, I don’t know if I would make use of an “otherkin” type shelter, or as someone else said, a community center, but it would be nice to have a place to meet others that have beliefs and feelings similar to my own and to do so in a place where I don’t have to worry about being called stupid or a freak does sound appealing.
Would it bother you to know that I’m not in my teens? I didn’t start feeling the way I do at puberty, I felt it from the first time I was self aware enough. It got stronger at puberty. But I was always different. I don’t claim to have any medical problems, nor do I want to. I don’t hate being human, I’m not bored and looking for an escape, I’m simply different.
Why does that threaten anyone or make them feel so uncomfortable? Why is it such a stupid idea for people like me to have a place to gather and meet others who share our beliefs and to do so without judgement? I think the idea sounds lovely.