I first heard about wicca during my freshman year of high school and the more i learned about it the more sense it made to me. It was like I had found a religion that was created for me, it matched what i had already believed.
When I first told people about it they were not supportive. I live in a small town, one were everyone knows everyone else and everybody goes to church on sunday. This, and the things people were saying about me and doing to me, made trying to learn about wicca very difficult. I couldnt walk down the hallways at school without someone saying there goes that evil satan worshiper or saying i was crazy and believed i was a witch who could fly off the roof.
That was almost three years ago, things have gotten some better now and i have friends who support that i am trying to be myself and learn about what i believe. The thing that has been the most helpful has been finding other wiccans who can relate to the things that have happened to me.
One thing i want more than any other in the world is to be able to say "I Am Wiccan" and get absolutely no reaction from it. No shock, no anger, no fear or confusion. I just wish everybody would understand everyone elses differences and respect them. If i were to tell somebody "I Am Wiccan", i would be completely happy if they just said "oh, well thats cool i guess."