Olà, fellow ‘kin!
I hope that such a thread doesn't exist already. I couldn't find anything. I'm sorry if I've just been blind. :v
Recently, I’ve seen many blogs, posts on Facebook, Twitter feeds and so on where everyone is so happy to “be an otherkin now because they finally got a tail”. Well, let me say something. XD
To be a therianthrope or otherkin in general you don’t need anything than yourself. Yes, you read right! You only need to identify as something non-human! Accessories like tail, collar, wiccan stuff and all that are NOT an obligation! Whoever says so is pretty much misinformed. :l
Also, you can’t being an otherkin take on and off. You’re usually born with it (psychological ones might see it a bit otherwise but for spiritual otherkin it’s always the same in this case!). Either you’re born with it or not. Are you able to take on and off yourself? This even sounds gross and weird. You are you. If you like it or not, doesn’t matter. ;D
After all, you're still allowed to wear gears, don't get me wrong! It's just not an obligation to be a therianthrope/otherkin. It's more like a luxury thing, you know? So, if you feel comfortable with them, wear them. If not, don't do so. Nobody can and should force you to wear them!
I hope I could help you a bit and take the fear. Have a wonderful and joyful day!
Oh, and... if there should be any mistakes, tell me! Also, if you'd like to add something.