I am an animal-person, a Barbary lion who grew up human. This is a core facet of my being. This is my self-identity; it influences me more deeply and more widely than my own sex and race. This is a matter of species, and all the instincts and behaviors and physical dysphoria and methods of perception that go with it. You can't separate me from felinity.

If you're new to animality, read the introduction - I wrote it just for you. If you don't know an African or Asiatic lion from a Barbary lion, read the Barbary page, at least the first few sentences that sum up the differences.

What you'll find on this page are essays and ramblings on being a feline-human, including the physical consequences of such dissonance. For more about my spirituality, including mythology and magic, check the soul section.

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