Leaving the alterhuman community

After much consideration, I have decided to depart from the greater alterhuman community (including the otherkin and therianthropy communities, respectively) due to a wide variety of reasons that would be best summarized as: my personal views and the consensus of the greater community generally go in entirely different directions. I will always be a wolf girl, but no longer use the label “wolf therian” or “wolfkin”. I am making this decision to do what is best for me and my conscious, and maintain that there are many good people in the community. However, there is also many problems with the community and I no longer wish to be associated with it.

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Re: Death of George Floyd

I am a wolf girl, I am not a known political activist. However, a lot of people have direct messaged me requesting my statement on the matter of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis Police. After examining wether or not to make a statement on the matter, I have decided that I will share my personal opinion on the matter.

  1. Former MPD Officer Derek Chauvin is a murderer! Chauvin is a murderer, and should be treated as any other murderer. There is no grey area here. He killed an unarmed person of color, ignored his pleas to stop, and should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
  1. Police officers who were present, but failed to intervene, are complicit in Floyd’s death! The officers who allowed their colleague to kill Floyd are also responsible for his death, and should face immediate termination and criminal prosecution.
  1. Looters and rioters SHOULD BE ARRESTED & CHARGED People who are looting stores and participating in violent riots are doing nothing but increase and reenforce the already existing climate of violence. I ABSOLUTELY DISAVOW AND REFUSE TO SUPPORT ANYONE ENGAGED IN THESE BEHAVIORS. Your rights stop where somebody else’s begin.
  2. Leave peaceful protesters alone! If they aren’t harming anyone, don’t harm them. People have the right to protest an unjust system.
  3. Police should be held to a HIGHER standard, not a LOWER standard! Police officers should not ever be given a pass to abuse others. In fact, it should be a MORE SEVERELY punished violation for a trained officer to break a law or violate somebody’s rights than for a civilian to do it.

Racism is alive and well in America, as is homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, and all sorts of hatred. We need to start valuing each other as fellow Americans, and stop being decisive and hateful.

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05/30/2020

OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON GEORGE FLOYD’S DEATH & RELATED MATTERS

I am a wolf girl, I am not a known political activist. However, a lot of people have direct messaged me requesting my statement on the matter of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis Police. After examining wether or not to make a statement on the matter, I have decided that I will share my personal opinion on the matter. 

1. Former MPD Officer Derek Chauvin is a murderer! 

Chauvin is a murderer, and should be treated as any other murderer. There is no grey area here. He killed an unarmed person of color, ignored his pleas to stop, and should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. 

2. Police officers who were present, but failed to intervene, are complicit in Floyd's death! 

The officers who allowed their colleague to kill Floyd are also responsible for his death, and should face immediate termination and criminal prosecution. 

3. Looters and rioters SHOULD BE ARRESTED & CHARGED People who are looting stores and participating in violent riots are doing nothing but increase and reenforce the already existing climate of violence. I ABSOLUTELY DISAVOW AND REFUSE TO SUPPORT ANYONE ENGAGED IN THESE BEHAVIORS. Your rights stop where somebody else's begin. 

4. Leave peaceful protesters alone! 
If they aren't harming anyone, don't harm them. People have the right to protest an unjust system. 

5. Police should be held to a HIGHER standard, not a LOWER standard

Police officers should not ever be given a pass to abuse others. In fact, it should be a MORE SEVERELY punished violation for a trained officer to break a law or violate somebody's rights than for a civilian to do it. 

Racism is alive and well in America, as is homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, and all sorts of hatred. We need to start valuing each other as fellow Americans, and stop being decisive and hateful. 

~ Naia S. Ōkami ~
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RE: Blaire White’s No, You Can’t Identify As A Deer (Trans-Species)

FINAL STATEMENT ON THE BLAIR WHITE VIDEO

DISAVOW AND DISCLAIMER

Naia Ōkami, whose likeness was used in the video titled “No, You Can’t Identify As A Deer (Trans-Species)” by Blaire White, is NOT AFFILIATED with White and does NOT support or endorse them in any way. The video contains Ōkami’s likeness without her consultation, knowledge, or consent. Ōkami does not agree with the views expressed in the video, and does not wish to be featured in any further content produced by White. ANY and ALL content published by White containing Ōkami’s image, likeness, or materials, are published without her consent or approval.

BACKGROUND

On 05/26/2020, I was contacted over various social media platforms by concerned fans and followers that I was the subject of a video just posted by Blaire White; a controversial transgender right-wing political commentator and YouTuber. The video featured clips of both FerociouslySteph (Twitter: @FerociouslyS) and myself, with White making commentary such as “I wouldn’t trust that person with my livelihood”, “someone tell me if this is a fetish”, followed by “my whole thing is if whatever you’re doing in life isn’t harming other people or yourself, I don’t have an issue with it”, immediately followed by her opinion on how the otherkin community is essentially ridiculous. Infuriated, I contacted White via her business email on the day the video was published. I received a response stating she would be willing to post clarifications, but that she essentially had every right to post what she did. I responded with the clarifications I would like included, to which I was ignored.

On 05/28/2020, I sent a more strongly worded email requesting that she include a version of the disavow and disclaimer that can be seen in this post.

STATEMENT

I want nothing to do with Blaire White’s productions, or anything involving her. I would greatly appreciate it if she would not use my content in the future. Her videos are rude and mean spirited, and I seriously question the motives of a fellow transwoman who seems to make her living belittling others in the community.

It is my personal opinion that Ms. White’s content, as well as her personal conduct, is damaging to the most vulnerable and marginalized people within the transgender community. I’ve never much cared for bullies, and she is not somebody I wish to be associated with. I absolutely disavow Blaire White, anyone within the community who bullies others to get ahead.

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05/28/2020

OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF NAIA SHIRO ŌKAMI

RE: Blaire White’s No, You Can't Identify As A Deer (Trans-Species)

DISAVOW AND DISCLAIMER

Naia Ōkami, whose likeness was used in the video titled "No, You Can't Identify As A Deer (Trans-Species)” by Blaire White, is NOT AFFILIATED with White and does NOT support or endorse them in any way. The video contains Ōkami’s likeness without her consultation, knowledge, or consent. Ōkami does not agree with the views expressed in the video, and does not wish to be featured in any further content produced by White. ANY and ALL content published by White containing Ōkami’s image, likeness, or materials, are published without her consent or approval.

BACKGROUND

On 05/26/2020, I was contacted over various social media platforms by concerned fans and followers that I was the subject of a video just posted by Blaire White; a controversial transgender right-wing political commentator and YouTuber. The video featured clips of both FerociouslySteph (Twitter: @FerociouslyS) and myself, with White making commentary such as "I wouldn't trust that person with my livelihood", "someone tell me if this is a fetish", followed by "my whole thing is if whatever you're doing in life isn't harming other people or yourself, I don't have an issue with it", immediately followed by her opinion on how the otherkin community is essentially ridiculous. Infuriated, I contacted White via her business email on the day the video was published. I received a response stating she would be willing to post clarifications, but that she essentially had every right to post what she did. I responded with the clarifications I would like included, to which I was ignored.

On 05/28/2020, I sent a more strongly worded email requesting that she include a version of the disavow and disclaimer that can be seen in this post.

STATEMENT

I want nothing to do with Blaire White's productions, or anything involving her. I would greatly appreciate it if she would not use my content in the future. Her videos are rude and mean spirited, and I seriously question the motives of a fellow transwoman who seems to make her living belittling others in the community.

It is my personal opinion that Ms. White's content, as well as her personal conduct, is damaging to the most vulnerable and marginalized people within the transgender community. I've never much cared for bullies, and she is not somebody I wish to be associated with. I absolutely disavow Blaire White, anyone within the community who bullies others to get ahead.

~~~ Naia S. Ōkami ~~~
05/28/2020

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Videos & Responses

Original Video by Blaire White

Original Video Response by Naia Ōkami

COVID-19 Good Business Project

How are you being treated during the COVID-19 pandemic by your employer? If you’re being treated well and would like to recognize them for inclusion on my “Good Business” listing which I will publish later. The economy is taking a hit due to all of this mess, so when things pick back up again it would make sense to support businesses that supported their employees, right?

CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE A BUSINESS

Con Appearances Suspended

Due to the current situation involving the COVID-19 virus, and due to the fact I have regular continuing contact with individuals who are considered medically high-risk, I will be suspending con appearances until further notice. This includes both as a special guest and attendee. Sorry guys, this isn’t forever!

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03/17/2020

Due to the current situation involving the COVID-19 virus, and due to the fact I have regular continuing contact with individuals who are considered medically high-risk, I will be suspending con appearances until further notice. This includes both as a special guest and attendee. Sorry guys, this isn't forever!

Naia S. Ōkami

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Changing your Gender Marker in Georgia

Historically, the State of Georgia has arbitrarily required that transgender residents undergo “irreversible surgery” in order to get their gender marker changed on state identification documents. This was the written policy as of October 2019. However, irreversible surgery IS NOT REQUIRED in order to change your gender marker on your Georgia Driver’s License or State ID, despite common knowledge being to the contrary. However, the way around this is slightly costly and requires obtaining a US Passport.

THE REAL ID ACT

The REAL ID Act is a counter-terrorism law designed to ensure that state Driver’s Licenses and Identification Documents comply with federal security standards. A compliant ID is required for your state identification to be accepted by the Transportation Security Administration for air travel. When this document was written, only Minnesota and Missouri are deemed non-compliant with the REAL ID Act. Why does this matter?

Title II of the Real ID act requires compliant states issue Driver’s Licenses and Identification Cards to individuals which bare a number of details about the document holder, INCLUDING their correct gender. This means, even in conservative states like Georgia, if they are REAL ID compliant, they should be required to issue documentation which properly aligns with your US Passport. This might sound bizarre, but it actually works.

However, unfortunately, Georgia does not yet allow residents to change the gender marker on their birth certificate without undergoing “irreversible surgery”. The REAL ID Act does not have compliance requirements for Birth Certificates.

CHANGING THE GENDER MARKER IN GEORGIA

STEPS TO CHANGING YOUR GENDER MARKER ON YOUR GEORGIA DRIVER’S LICENSE OR STATE ID:

  1. You must apply for a US Passport with an updated gender marker. In my experience, a limited validity passport (2 years) is sufficient in order to permanently alter your license with the DDS.
    • The Department of State has guidelines on how to apply for a gender marker change on your passport.
      • A physician’s letter is required saying that you have received or are in the process of receiving appropriate clinical treatment for transition.
        • THERE ARE NO GUIDELINES AS TO WHAT THIS MEANS. Depending on your relationship with your physician, simply healthily presenting as your correct gender could meet this requirement. There is no requirement as to what type of physician may write this letter. It must be an MD or DO, but it does not have to be a specialist or particular type of MD or DO.
      • If you are early in your transition, you may only qualify for a limited validity (2 year) passport. If you can, explain this to your physician and request they write successfully completed – again, there is no legal standard for what “completed” means. If they don’t feel comfortable doing this, that’s okay because A LIMITED VALIDITY PASSPORT IS PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE FOR THE PURPOSE OF CHANGING YOUR STATE ID.
      • Ideally, you can submit your name change order and physician’s letter at the same time.
      • YOU MUST APPLY FOR A NEW PASSPORT TO INITIATE GENDER MARKER CHANGE, NOT A RENEWAL OF AN OLD.
  2. Once you receive your US Passport, go to your local Department of Driver Services service center. Depending on a number of factors, you will either want a duplicate document (5$) or a free update with your corrected information (if you qualify).
    • Present your US Passport and (if applicable) name change order to the customer service representative. Explain that you request your gender marker be updated to match your federal documentation.
    • If you encounter resistance, stay firm, and explain that the REAL ID Act requires them to comply, otherwise they risk issuing you fraudulent identification. You can also cite the DDS’ own Secure ID policy, stating they must accept a passport for this purpose. The link to that policy is here.
    • If you are still denied an updated license, obtain the information of the manager / supervisor on duty at the DDS Service Center. File a complaint and Contact the DDS Contact Center for further assistance.

Example updated documents

My thoughts on “I Think I’m An Animal”

This is yet another cautionary tale of media manipulation.

On all levels except physical, I am a wolf. [barks] Meme
The infamous meme…

I’ve talked a lot about how I’m quite disappointed with my TV appearance and what a disaster I think it was. I get a lot of questions about what in specific I was unhappy with, so I’ve decided to make a master list of some points that explain how the mockumentary was manipulated! Let’s begin, shall we?

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