Hi! I'm Rowan. I'm genderfluid and use they/them and xe/xir pronouns. I'm gryphonkin, a grey wolf therian, and also ravenhearted and crowhearted. I experienced my awakening as an otherkin in 2010, but awakened as a therian in 2007~2008. I've had an inkling all my life that I was a wolf. I knew I was in some way not human. I started experiencing phantom shifts as a wolf when I was a teenager. It just took finding the term "therianthrope" during my freshman year of undergrad for everything to click into place. When I began experiencing phantom shifts with wings and talons, around 2010, I actually first questioned if I might be crowkin, but that didn't feel right. It wasn't just wings and talons, but a curved beak and feline hindpaws, accompanied by hazy memories. I eventually realized I was a gryphon shortly before leaving the community for a little more than a decade. I've only been back a few months, but I've felt much more whole since I've stopped trying to repress my nonhuman side.