WELL UH, hi guys.
SO, I just typed up this whole series of paragraphs and the story of my life, only to hit the save button, respond with, "WHATWHAT, dears gods, go BACK!" only to be met with a blank page, so I'll just sum everything up for you!
I have been a part of a different Otherkin Community for a few years now. I am a Phoenix otherkin, and yes, I'm aware that it's cliche, and that my self-mythology has gotten me in trouble with various other Phoenix-kin, so I'm not too liked amongst my ... er ... kind? WELL, I can't say that really. I've only met about two others on the net, and one believed to be of an Earth-make---meaning their type was born and lived here on Earth and were rather small with common bird tones, such as brown and cream. I, on the other hand, personally believe my other self, my former self, comes from another level of being, another plane of existence where they can take human guise; but their true forms are massive and colourful. But that's me.
So, I was kinda brought into this scene by a friend of mine who I have known for nearly 7 years now who is also a form of otherkin who also has Walk-ins. She's my best friend (she's about 30?), and she told me to look into Otherkins---though she used a different phrase---for myself after hearing me express my feelings alienated from the rest of society, amongst other such complaints. And so, I did. And, I felt something, but I wasn't sure I wanted to feel that way. I explored around; mythkin and therians, but I felt most settled into Phoenix. Ironically, she thought as much all along too.
For a while I denied it. I think I became aware of it around 13, maybe 14, but denied it until I was about 17ish. I'm nearly 19 now, so it's been a few years since I've come to terms with it. Still tryin to get my barings.
... And I'm hoping to get involved with another community to help explore myself once more. So hello, my name is Ember, and it's a pleasure to meet you.