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Something I noticed
Edge
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Something I noticed
I was just wondering (and there's no pressure to answer if you don't want to) how many of us are trans? I've noticed there are a few of us on another forum I go on and am wondering if there may be a connection for some of us.
I'm a trans male which is something that took me awhile to realize. It's kind of weird actually. I've known I was otherkin as long as I can remember (although I didn't know the term). It took me an unusual amount of time to figure out my gender (although, looking back, I have no idea how it took so long). I'm also kind of backwards in the sense that my gender dysphoria, although significant, isn't nearly as bad as what I felt about being otherkin when I was a teenager. (Not meaning to whine, just stating facts. I'll be the first to state that I was pathetic and the fact that I was ever that pathetic pisses me off.) Now that I think of it, that may be because I was also terrified of being insane.
Sorry for rambling. It's what I do.


Disclaimer: It is entirely possible I am insane although I have gotten myself checked out by several professionals and they say I'm just odd. I am still skeptical of myself, but don't care anymore.
As far as I know, I have not been discriminated against for being queer, trans, otherkin, or faab. However, I can describe in great detail the long list of things I've survived along with the reasons why most of it happened. If anyone wants to try to tell me that their experiences somehow make what they say more valid than what I say, bring it on.

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2012-10-15 22:55
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Re: Something I noticed
Well, you already know about me. <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile --> As a note, I found the otherkin community to be a place where I could explore my gender outside of the constraints of "human man" or "human woman." I ran across a lot of people who were open to there being other interpretations of gender, which was welcome.
2012-10-16 3:20
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Gender fluidity seems to be common among the 'kin communities. I know many people who identify as trans who are also 'kin. I myself do not, although I do not identify with the traditional image of a female (girly, wears makeup, etc.). I guess I'm just used to this body. *shrug*

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2012-10-16 14:39
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I find that gender fluidity isn't something that is common only with 'kin communities. I find that most communities 'outside' the norm (aside from the more hate filled communities) will have more gender fluidity. It seems to me that humans are less of categories and more of a spectrum concerning gender and as soon as they are not given as much pressure to side with one or the other, the rainbow appears beyond the clouds.

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2012-10-16 14:45
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I am as well. I honestly don't feel much like either gender, or perhaps I feel like both genders - I could never get my head around the whole pink is for girls, blue is for boys thing. I was born female, and I can't say that I didn't act female. I was a tomboy many times, and other times I was all tea parties and dresses. But as I grew older I started thinking I had to choose one or the other, and I felt I identified more with male than female. I transitioned a bit - I take low doses of hormones and I got chest surgery, but I don't think I would dare get any lower surgery. The thought or any dangly bits on me is just unnerving, whether they be dangly upper girly bits or lower dangly manly bits <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->

I think the only reason I really say I'm male out in the world is because I live in Alabama and it's very conservative here. Once I move to Seattle next year I'll most likely be more open about my non-gender stance.
2012-10-24 10:53
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I'm transsexual female to male, and also otherkin. It is related because I'm a male demon, but just like you Edge, it took me quite a while to figure out my gender. And I also knew from childhood that I wasn't quite human. As a child I saw myself as nongender, but in teenage years I became as I like to call it "full time drag queen" as I over-did the whole "trying to live as a girl" thing. I was 19 when it hit me that I had been an actor for the past 7 years or so.

I'm still not typically masculine, but far less feminine than I was back then. People still mistake me for a girl sometimes (I've been on hormones for a while), cause I have long hair and sometimes wear make up. I'm also drag queen/faux queen every once in a while, which is really messing with my friends minds! Cause then I'm like female to male to female (FtMtF). But I do identify as male, and I hit people who refer to me as she/her. <!-- sTongue --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- sTongue -->

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2013-09-20 1:00
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That's interesting...

I AM female human (ok, lately I doubt everything), but I have often reality-like dreams about being man. Does that happen to anyone else here? Does it happen to male, that they dream about being woman, and actually feeling all parts of their body in the dream?

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2013-10-17 9:28
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I'm in exactly the same boat as Edge, except in the other direction. Being 'kin' was reflexive for me. From the time I was very little I generally looked at people as 'humans' rather than my own flesh and blood. It took me a while to realize my gender issues and what to do about them. That's lead me to two possible theories of how I ended up in the kin boat;

1) First, and the one that makes the most sense to me, is this is my first time around as a human. Whether by choice or circumstance I ended up within the human sphere and humans being more foreign to me than I thought, my gender got all jacked up.

2) Being trans is a traumatic experience, I don't care what the transphobic camps shout from the rooftops. Being trans is quite possibly one of the most insidious conditions I can think of because it's real and no one believes you when you tell them about it. This social stigma/trauma I think can be enough to trigger an emotional safety response of severing ties with humanity when it is added upon already existing pressures and social trauma such as bullying. In other words being 'kin' is basically the other side of the spree-killer coin; instead of picking up a weapon and murdering our way to relief we managed to cope by severing ties to humanity and adopting a new species to care for us, thereby allowing us to vicariously re-integrate into society.

For myself the second solution makes sense to my brain, but the first solution makes sense to my heart and soul. One thing my brain AND heart and soul can agree on, however, is that in the end spirits are fluid, and in the end sentience is all about perspective, so I'm gonna pick the one I like best and roll with it.
2013-12-12 19:21
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I am female, sometimes. I am physically female, all the time. I am male, sometimes. I am no gender whatsoever, sometimes. I am both extremes simultaneously, sometimes.

For a while I was entirely merged, but distinct aspects of me have split over the years to the point that sometimes I'll feel human, in my body, complete with the range of emotions, hormones, and feelings that you'd find in many a woman of my age range.

And then it will click over and out I pop out, and I have no gender, but I can still want sex, and feeding off that energy is the primary focus.

And then it will click over and out I pop out, and I think I have a gender, probably female, but it isn't a human female, and there are different instincts and urges that appear with this.

And then I occasionally feel weirdly androgynous verging on the masculine, but that's usually when human me and human body are feeling apart. Getting back in tune with the body brings about the female again.

And then I'll blend together, and I'll be all over the place and subject to a gender switch altogether.

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2013-12-22 19:42
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