Edge Wrote:Does anyone else get really bad dysphoria? How do you deal with it?
Normally, species dysphoria doesn't get to me. Occasionally, I'll feel trapped inside my human skin and want to claw my way out or the sound of the ocean will make me wistful, but for some reason, one day last week my aquatic fae-ness went nuts. I have no idea why it was so bad. *shrug*
Whenever I experience species dysphoria, I try to remember all the things I enjoy about being human. And that while I don't currently have gills to breathe underwater, I can go SCUBA diving instead. Things that are positive or that help me feel more like my 'kin side help.
Unfortunately, there's nothing I can do to change being human now. It's a sad fact, but one I think everyone who identifies as 'kin needs to remember.
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