“I’m going back to school next week, and I plan on wearing my pentacle necklace, but I’m afraid that it will just give bullies more of me to make fun of or insult. I’ve been a victim of their teasing all my life, and I want to be open about my religion and perhaps bust a few myths about Wicca that some may believe in. Do you think it’s a mistake to wear my pentacle to openly?”
Simple answer: Yes. If you’re already a victim of bullying, then why would you want to put yourself in an even bigger spotlight? Wicca has a practice of “being silent,” and sure you might want to debunk a few myths about the Craft, but it shouldn’t be at the expense of being teased and bullied. The only time during your educational career when it’s okay and somewhat safe to openly wear a pentacle is in college.
As for right now. Keep it to yourself. Wear it under your shirt. If it happens to fall out or if someone sees it and asks questions, then by all means explain. But don’t bring more unnecessary attention to yourself unless you want to face the consequences.
Don’t feel like you have to show off your religion to be open about it. There are other ways, especially for the Craft. Wearing crystals, herb or flower sachets – Crafts of the Craft; and if someone asks about it, tell them what it is, but at least that way you won’t have the tittle “evil witch” and be bullied at the same time. Don’t intentionally get into harms way. Being bullied is a scaring experience, so don’t feed their ignorance.