To the last confession: I'm a furry and and a therian and most furries don't like 'animal porn'. Yes, there are differences, but many people can be both. Though, they are right, they are not the same.
I understand that in some cases otherkinism is a spiritual belief. However, spreading this kind of belief can be quite harmful when there is no clear delineation between spirituality/imaginitive roleplay and straight up psychosis. Take it from someone who’s had delusions frighteningly similar to what many otherkin believe, someone who’s latched onto such things and suffered for it because it was encouraged by people like you. I’m not telling you to stop being otherkin or even to stop talking about it - what I’m saying is just be careful about how you present your dogma and find a bloody definition we can all agree on. Things can be similar, even nearly identical without being the same thing.
PS I don’t rightly get some of your trigger warnings, which were intended in their invention to prevent people with PTSD from having flashbacks and breakdowns, not to spare hurt feelings.
I would just like you all to know that I respect all of you. I respect you for who you are, and do not judge you for being honest to the world about yourself/selves. I hope you know that I am an ally, although not actually an otherkin, multiple system, ect.
Not all of us are ‘haters’ and they’re are people out here who understand, respect, and do not judge, (although we may not identify with) you. You are all special in your own way, and that is something precious that should be held onto.