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We Talked to the Growing Online Community of 'Otherkin': People Who Identify as Non-Human
|Media type||Magazine article|
|Release date||July 16, 2015|
We Talked to the Growing Online Community of 'Otherkin': People Who Identify as Non-Human is an article about otherkin and therians. It was written by Amber Roberts for the magazine Vice. Roberts also refers to furries, conflating them with otherkin and speaking about both in terms of "creating another self, another identity which no one can judge you for online. It's an opportunity to try out your acting skills, to release some creativity in an anonymous space." Roberts also compares otherkin to transgender individuals, and puts forth the hypothesis that claiming an otherkin identity is a coping mechanism.