hi anon!! i hope ur having a good day.
ok otherkin is essentially identifying as/with something nonhuman (or fictional). for example, i’m foxkin, as well as dragonkin and a few other fictionkintypes! i consider myself to be nonhuman. so, therefore, i’m otherkin. kintypes dont have to be “sentient” though. skykin are super extra cool and um!! dont even get me started on like starkin or spacekin because *clutches me gay heart* so perfect..
and some people have just one kintype. other people have a lot! and both are completely okay and valid. some mean people try to put “restrictions” on being otherkin but dont listen to them
now a lot of otherkin dont think that they are actually that thing, or dont think that they are that thing physically. most of them say “we still know we’re human.” thats cool and ok!! but, in my case, i say screw that noise, and i identify as entirely nonhuman. “what!” you say in shock, “but clearly you must be human!! explain this, scout!!” well, i really cant im just?? im fox not human lol thats the best i know
yea i hope that helped!! if you have more questions you can ask me, and if anyone has anything to add please go on and add it