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Naia Ōkami
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Real name Naia Shiro Okami
Date of birth June 18, 1994
Mates Luka, Thorn
Theriotype British Columbia Wolf, Red Fox
Website
Location Jacksonville, Florida USA
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Naia Shiro Ōkami (born 1994) is a British Columbia wolf and red fox therianthrope. She is the founder and current administrator of Kinmunity.

Otherkin Community History

From a young age, Ōkami felt that she was "not human" on the inside. After watching the anime series Wolf's Rain at age twelve, she gained a fascination with wolves and as she read more about them and began to understand them, she began feeling as if she were "a wolf in a human body".

Ōkami first entered the online therian community through the now-defunct WereNet. She "didn't find werelist members to be the friendliest bunch" and ended up migrating to Werelist where she eventually became a docent staff member. In October of 2011, Ōkami founded the Wulf Howl otherkin community. She later founded Kinmunity in December of 2014, followed by Wolf Howl in 2020.

Notoriety

Media Appearances

What?!: I think I'm An Animal

In April, 2013, Ōkami was featured on LogoTV's documentary "What?!: I think I'm an Animal[1]. In the opening sequence of this documentary, Ōkami is seen stating "On all levels except physical, I am a wolf" and then barking at the water. Ōkami later stated that she was unhappy with the turnout of this documentary, calling it a "mockumentary" and stating that many parts were cut, manipulated, and coached[2].

My Life As A Therian

In September, 2013, Ōkami was featured in Pacific Standard Magazine in a segment titled "My Life As A Therian"[3].

Owning It

In September, 2016, Ōkami was featured on the MTV's webseries "Owning it" in a short called "Otherkins' Special"[4].

I spent a day with OTHERKIN (People who aren’t entirely human)

On October 7, 2019, Ōkami was featured on Anthony Padilla's YouTube channel in a video titled "I spent a day with OTHERKIN (People who aren’t entirely human)"[5].

On All Levels Except Physical I Am A Wolf With Naia Okami"

On October 25, 2019, Ōkami was featured on iWonderTV's YouTube channel in a video titled "On All Levels Except Physical I Am A Wolf With Naia Okami"[6].

Internet Meme

Viral Video

Ōkami is known for the phrase "On all levels except Physical, I am a wolf.", which she stated in her 2013 LogoTV documentary appearance. [1] In December, 2014, a clip[7] of this documentary was uploaded to YouTube, consisting simply Ōkami saying the phrase. As of 2020, the video has over 4 million views. The clip became a viral sensation on now-defunct Vine. The clip also inspired a two-pane exploitable series, with various superimposed characters expressing aspects of their identity with the phrasal template "On all levels except physical, I am X."

Recreation

On June 4, 2020, Ōkami uploaded a TikTok video[8] recreating the original scene. As of July 13, 2020, the video has been viewed 3 million times.

Personal Life

Name Changes

Shiro Themian Ulv

In April, 2013, Ōkami was filmed changing her name from "Matthew Joseph Schimmel" to "Shiro Themian Ulv"[1].

Naia Shiro Okami

See 3.2.2 Name & gender marker update

Gender Transition

Coming out as a transgender woman

In June, 2017, Ōkami publicly came out as a transgender woman via her Facebook account.[9] and began using feminine pronouns.

In July, 2019, Ōkami began her social transition[9].

Name & gender marker update

On September 24, 2019, Ōkami legally changed her name from Shiro Ulv to Naia Shiro Okami[9].

On November 21, 2019, Ōkami announced via her website that she had legally updated her gender marker[10].

Medical Transition

In December, 2019, Ōkami announced that she had began feminizing hormone replacement therapy[9].


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "LogoTV | What?! I Think I'm An Animal"
  2. Naia's Den | My Thoughts on "I Think I'm An Animal"
  3. "MY LIFE AS A THERIAN"
  4. "MTV| Owning It | ‘Otherkins’ Special"
  5. "Anthony Padilla | I spent a day with OTHERKIN (People who aren’t entirely human)"
  6. "iWonder TV | On All Levels Except Physical I Am A Wolf With Naia Okami"
  7. "Alfred84 | On all levels except physical, I am a wolf"
  8. "TikTok | @naiaokami | recreation of a classic}
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Facebook | Naia Ōkami | Life Events
  10. Naia's Den | Changing your Gender Marker in Georgia

External links