The Broom Closet.
Most witches don’t tell everyone they are a witch for a while, and for this we use the phrase “In the broom closet” some wiccans decide they want to stay in the broom closet and some decide to come out. For some it is hard to get out as they don’t have a family who would agree with their new religion, some just don’t want others to know.
Some Wiccans/Pagans/Witches don’t like the phrase, and think it is wrong to say. Like gay and lesbian people (as they say coming out of the closet) us witches try to find a time to come out of the broom closet, it may be hard but some day we hope to do it.
Remember: if you don’t think it is right to come out of the broom closet, you don’t have to, if you do make sure you find the best time to tell people.
Make sure you know Wicca is the right religion for you before you decide to come out of the closet.
Some of you are under 18, meaning you should respect your parents' rules, but it is up to you how you feel on the matter. Stuffing books under your bed will only lead to further suspicion if they catch you. Being mature about it will show that you are serious, and not just trying to be rebellious. Read books at the library, and leave them there. Have a few sacred items in your room. The Gods have been around for a long time and they will still be around when you get a little older and have a place of your own.
Remember: I am not telling you to lie to your parents, as some people believe being in the broom closet is lying. BUT I believe everyone should have the right to believe what they want to believe. Studying without your parents knowledge is completely up to you.
How to come out of the broom closet?
I am 18, which makes it easier for me but to tell you the truth I am still in the broom closet, not completely as most of my friends know and some of my family (mainly the ones I am the closest to) my parents don’t know (my mum does now) this is completely my choice, I don’t think my parents would really care as they are not religious, I just don’t want them to know.
The advice I am going to give you I what I am going to do, I have planned a date to tell my parents just waiting for it to come.
1. Pick the right day, the right time to when you parents are in a good mood and there happy.
2. Stay calm; explain to them how you feel.
3. Tell them what Wicca is, maybe use the internet, there are videos which your parents can watch of information they can read, use books there are parts for parents to read.
4. Give them time to think about it.
“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” <3 <3
― Marilyn Monroe