RE: How did you realise?
I was born awakened, as for as long as I can remember I saw myself as other than human. Since I was very little I identified myself as a dragon, and even called myself a dragon in secret. Back then I didn't have a word or a community for it, I just was nonhuman and thought I was all alone in that. It wasn't until sometime in 2007 that I would stumble upon an individuals website who wrote about their own draocnic awakening. Instantly I knew I had found someone who felt the same as I did, and found out there were many others, that I was Otherkin.
I would have my second awakening in 2013, though this would be drawn into 2015 when I finally put a name to the feelings. Although once again, this brought me back to things I experienced much earlier in life. I guess thats what an awakening is though, the realization. An ah-ha moment where we begin to understand ourselves more and what we are. In 2015 I recognized that as being Cybertronian, as being fictionkin, Starscream the First.
Currently I am going through what may be another awakening. At this point I'm not entirely sure, but slowly I have been recognizing canine traits in myself. This has become more aware to me as I refelct on similarities between myself and my own dogs, though I don't see myself as a German Shepherd or French Bulldog. From what I've felt has led me to rather a mix breed bred for sledding, an alaskan husky. For now I continuing to question it.
Dragon - Cybertronian - He/Him