A Pacific Northwest resident born as a man is living a howl of a good life as a female wolf.
Naia Okami recently appeared on Britain's This Morning so viewers could sink their teeth into trans-speciesism.
At some point previously, the biologically male Seattleite began identifying as a woman.
That lady additionally decided she was a large four-legged canine native to Eurasia and North America.
Speaking to hosts Phillip Schofield and Rochelle Humes, Naia — who in no way was a member of the Ramones — dropped science:
“[I] am a British Columbia wolf therianthrope … A therian is somebody who believes that they are a non-human animal on a personal, integral level.”
The twenty-seven-year-old's living the dream:
“[I]t started (at age ten) with dream shifting. … [T]hat's when I had a dream of myself as a British Columbia wolf. … And in some of these dreams, I was, you know, acting as a wolf. So this sort of happened. Originally, it came from watching the anime Wolf's Rain. I'm just like, ‘Oh my…somehow, this wolf is me.'”
If you're unfamiliar with the Japanese series, Anime News Network called Wolf's Rain “absorbing.” They had no idea how right they were. Here's a sample of Ms. Okami's inspiration:
“It was kind of this automatic association. … [I] went from that to kind of looking more about actual wolves, real-life wolves. … [T]he more and more I looked at, the more and more I began to identify in that way.”
And if you doubt Naia's become a wild doglike carnivore found in the westernmost of Canada's ten provinces, just watch the wolfwoman in action.
In footage broadcast by iWonder TV, Naia even appears to be wearing a bra — just like a real wolf:
But don't get the mammal with two rows of nipples wrong — there's no delusion:
“I don't physically believe that I'm a wolf. It's more of, like, a spiritual and psychological identification… Like, I go to work every day. … But at the same token, spiritually, somehow I'm a wolf.”
Somehow indeed. And the beast is hungry like the wolf — for sex traffickers:
“[I] relate a lot of what I do to being a wolf. … [I] investigate trafficking and child predators. And I always make the joke that, you know, as a wolf, I'm hunting my prey. The predators, in this case, are my prey, which is kind of ironic.”
Day-to-day, to what degree does Naia show her tail? Among her pack, she's not one to put it between her legs:
“[W]hen…I'm in private or I'm with my friends, I will ‘wolf out' in the woods. [The iWonder footage is] a great example. A good friend of mine took that. … I'm transgender as well. You'll notice I'm a lot earlier in my transition there, but that's kind of the environment I get to act in there.”
Naia didn't make clear just how much of a mongrel she is. That may be of interest, as wolves raid chicken coops and crap in the woods.
But as for determining her British Columbia breed, a thorough vetting process was involved:
“Um, that's just the type of wolf I am. So when I was examining, sort of, how I looked as a wolf, so to speak, from the different dreams I was having, that's just sort of what fit my dream and my image mostly. So it's a lot of meditation, a lot of research, a lot of trying to figure out where you fit into it. It's not super…simple being a therian.”
Meditation seems monumental. As Billy Joel once asserted, it's all about soul:
“I think a lot of people have this misconception that I think I'm literally a wolf. … This is just sort of a way that I spiritually express myself. … [A] lot of it is…based on, you know, mental shifting.”
Naia noted she was “more shamelessly expressive” in high school. Hence, she would “vocalize” and “howl and stuff.”
However, as with furry quadrupeds in general, things evolved:
“[N]owadays, it's a little different. I am known as the Wolf Girl. I've been on a few different programs here. So due to that, I can be a little more open in public. Because people are like, ‘Oh my…it's the Wolf Girl. Howl for me.'”
Surely she laps up the attention.
“But obviously,” the coastal animal added, “if I'm at work or…in the grocery store or what have you, I'm not gonna bark at my cashier…”
Phillip requested a howl, but the wolf's roommates were asleep.
Naia offered a coy cry:
“Absolutely fascinating,” Phillip returned.
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