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 *Note: This post is based on my observations of common trends and personal experiences and may not apply to every therian.

A therian is someone who feels they are in part or in whole, spiritually or psychologically a nonhuman animal.

A therian is someone who feels there's something physically wrong with the body they're in, but can't always explain what it is or why.

A therian is someone who comes to the realization that they don't feel right in a human body.

A therian is someone who spends months, often years, telling themselves what they're feeling is crazy. They can't possibly be an animal with a human body.

A therian is someone who represses their nonhuman feelings, despite how much pain it causes them, because society tells them they can't possibly be real.

A therian is someone who finally finds others like them, and slowly releases the suffocating grip they've had on themselves, trying to hide who they really are.

This therian is using her past experiences to advocate for her kind. That we don't need to accept our lot in life. That it's too short to spend it hiding ourselves away, and that we shouldn't have to.

To sem-quote a wonderful movie. "The status is not quo. This world is a mess" and we need to educate it.

And sometimes simply standing up and being yourself is enough.

Date: 2012-10-25 03:24 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] avia
avia: Text: "feel infinite with me". (feel infinite with me)
♥♥♥

It won't suit everyone, but, it doesn't have to. There is room for all our voices to shout, if we don't silence each other.

Date: 2012-10-25 03:52 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] avia
avia: Text: "Wanted to explode, pull my ribs apart and let the sun inside" (wanted to explode)
I believe so, too.

What would happen if we all speak instead of trying to "not make a big fuss"? What would happen if we made a big fuss? That's how the world changes. Not with people saying "I'll just keep my head low and be polite" but with noise.

Date: 2012-10-25 06:35 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] avia
avia: Text: "We hold these truths to be really freakin' obvious." (obvious truths)
Yeah... that's what I've always thought. We probably won't get much in our own lifetimes, but it's worth it so future generations don't have to suffer.

I can't believe that anyone would think that we get respect by being silent. As long as we show that we are afraid to speak too loud, people know they can manipulate us.

It really frustrates me how the therian and otherkin communities always seem so self-hating... "oh, don't worry, we don't want anything big." "We don't need otherkin pride, that's a silly idea." "We're not oppressed! (And if you say you are, we'll hurt you!)" "Oh, one person was raped because they were otherkin? Well, I'm sure it's just a one-off thing..." Like we're too frightened to say, "hey, we matter! You can't just kick us and walk away, we're going to defend our selves!"

We talk like second class citizens, bowing our heads to every other group and acting like we don't need any help, trying to be the "model weird people" so that no one can get offended by us. When I was on Tumblr, I worked really hard to try to change that. I'm too tired to do it for ever, but I hope that everything I did, and everything I do in the future in different places, will start to change the flow of things.

To make people realise they're allow to speak for their selves. That's all I wanted.

Date: 2012-10-25 10:34 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] citrakayah
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This therian is using her past experiences to advocate for her kind. That we don't need to accept our lot in life. That it's too short to spend it hiding ourselves away, and that we shouldn't have to.

To sem-quote a wonderful movie. "The status is not quo. This world is a mess" and we need to educate it.

And sometimes simply standing up and being yourself is enough.


Indeed. Only ethical ignoramuses would argue that because something is that means it ought to be.

Society can be, and is, unjust. It is that because society does not think, it does not have morals or ethics. It is. Is a product of our collective unconscious, I suppose, one might say. And it's stupid to defend it based on its own existence.

Society does nasty things. And anyone who dares not only to remain silent, but to also defend society on irrational grounds, earns my ire.

Date: 2012-10-25 11:54 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] citrakayah
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If so, it would probably be best if you did so anonymously.

Date: 2012-10-26 12:14 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] citrakayah
citrakayah: (Default)
Thanks.

Could you tell me how it goes?

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