RE: Why is the Therian/Kin community important to you?
Hmmn, at first, in my early days within the community, it was all about who had the most unique kintype, who had the most, who was the most popular, etc.
This is **NOT** what being a therian is about! It's about self discovery, making friends, finding out that you're not alone, finding answers, being helped, and so forth.
Be ready to be called names by any other community out there when you say you are a therian, otherkin, kith, fictionkin, etc. People WILL call you names in public and behind your back. (Even if it mostly is minor. To other communities we are weird, odd, not within the normal spectrum of basic)
You'll have to take the ups and downs that sometimes comes with being in a community.
I found great friends here, I found who I am, I found who I could trust, I found family. This forum here I feel at home, I feel like I can truly be me here.
“There's nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.”
― Bob Ross
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