A collection of resources and references that I hope others find helpful. Due to my own background and interests, there us a focus on psychological resources and research. But I've also included some resources for fun and community connection.


Atherton, Gray, and Liam Cross. “Seeing More Than Human: Autism and Anthropomorphic Theory of Mind.” Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 9, Apr. 2018, p. 528,

Bergenmar, Jenny, et al. “Autism and the Question of the Human.” Literature and Medicine, vol. 33, no. 1, 2015, pp. 202–21,

Bricker, Nat. Life Stories of Therianthropes: An Analysis of Nonhuman Identity in a Narrative Identity Model. Apr. 2016,

Clegg, Helen, et al. “Therianthropy: Wellbeing, Schizotypy, and Autism in Individuals Who Self-Identify as Non-Human.” Society & Animals, vol. 27, no. 4, Aug. 2019, pp. 403–26,

Grivell, Timothy, et al. “An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Identity in the Therian Community.” Identity, vol. 14, no. 2, Apr. 2014, pp. 113–35,

Plante, Courtney M., et al. FurScience! A Summary of Five Years of Research from the International Anthropomorphic Research Project. Furscience, 2016,

Ripley, Lauren. Narratives of Identity: Exploring the Creation of Self in “other-than-Human” and Vampiric. St. Thomas University, June 2019,’other-than-human’_and_vampiric_identities/links/5e1f5a564585158140118d82/Narratives-of-Identity-Exploring-the-creation-of-self-in-other-than-human-and-vampiric-identities.pdf

Therapy and Mental Health

Alt+H. “Alterhumanity and Mental Health.” Alt-h.Net, Accessed 31 Oct. 2022.

Baliutaviciute, Vilte. “Therians in Therapy: Otherkin Identity & Mental Health.” IntraSpectrum, 1 May 2023,

Theta, (Therianthropy Education and Therapeutic Alliance). “For Therapists.” Theta.Kinfire, 4 Mar. 2015,

VanZandt, Payton Wolf Bailey. “The Therian Timeline - Tips for Therapists and Counselors.” The Therian Timeline, 2010,

Community and Connection


Alterhuman Dictionary

Nonhuman National Park (forum)

Otherkin Timeline

Shenani-kins (webcomic)

Theri There (webcomic)

Other Websites

The Chimeras Library

The Draconic Wizard Workshop

Poppy Hapalopus

The River System

Three Dragons and a Dog