I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. I was born in 1969, and I FINALLY moved out of Brooklyn in 2004! (YAY!) -- I now live in Upstate New York and run a business as a life coach & writer. Hit a bit of a wall in 2016 and have been homeless since the start of 2017.
I "awoke" as Otherkin at 15, and it caused me all sorts of problems, including me waking up as multiple (DID) at 16 and a subsequent 9-month residency in a mental hospital on Long Island for a suicide attempt. I first met my current boyfriend, Chris, there. We dated for perhaps 2 months, before he was forced to leave the hospital, and we didn't see each other again for 17 years.
I was married at 25 and gave birth to my first son, "Noah". At 27 I was separated, and now I'm divorced. At 28, I gave birth to my son, known in the Otherkin community as "Grub Leafeater." My kids are both entering the Job Corps after deciding college wasn't where they wanted to be.
In December, 2002, I got an email from Chris, and we pretty much picked up our relationship where we left off -- the relationship that started when I'd just turned 17. We lived together for about 10 years and are still devoted partners even though we live about 2 hours apart.
Right now I'm looking at being homeless as an adventure. Uprooted. Liberated in some ways. Uncomfortable, but life isn't about comfort. Survivor, always. Pioneer.