☀ WRITINGS ☀

On this page you'll find all the essays, explanations, and guides I've personally written, sorted by year and date.


Choice or Chance?: Exploring voluntarity and categorization in the otherkin and therian communities
The script for my Othercon 2021 lecture, in which I examine the way we categorize nonhumans based on the perceived amount of choice they had in their identity, and how this practice is detrimental to both questioning people and our community as a whole. At the end, I propose a new way to define otherkind and otherlinkers to hopefully move our community forward.
15th of August, 2021

Noemata: Background, definition, and use
A full and (hopefully) final explanation of the term 'noema'/'noemata' as it is used in the nonhuman and alterhuman communities.
18th of June, 2021

The Nature of Otherkinity
A short essay, originally posted on tumblr, in which I try to summarize exactly what kind of phenomenon otherkinity is, as it can't be fully encompassed by terms like "spiritual," "religious," or "psychological."
24th of March, 2017

On 'kin of' language and semantics
A short essay, originally posted on tumblr, in which I argue why using 'kin of' instead of the more common 'kin with' is an unnecessary change to force on the community, and why the criticisms levelled at 'kin with' are not reflective of every individual's experiences with species.
13th of January, 2017

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