By Moma Sarah
[Snip] I used to do lectures and workshops at our city’s Pagan Pride Day. I took a few years off right after I had my kids and then accepted an invitation to come back and teach a “Paganism 101″ lecture. Let me tell you this; there is nothing I dislike more than doing Paganism 101 classes in a Pagan venue BUT that was what the coordinator thought was most beneficial and I agreed. The point of a Pagan Pride Day (believe it or not) is for those who don’t know about Paganism to come out, get to see what we do, get to know us and see that we are just like them. It’s about squashing fear and stereotypes.
So why then, when I show up, are people dressed in cheap velveteen capes they bought from the “after Halloween sale”, donning make-up similar to the band KISS, sporting pentacles that resemble Flavor Flav’s clock necklace, and hopping around on brooms like they are hobby horses? Then I hear someone yell “Come on over! Free broom lessons! Get on your brooms witches!” *face palm*