I am a witch and I’m proud of it. I’ve read and seen dozens of stories and movies where the theme is a witch denying her heritage and gifts because of fear, shame, or guilt. However, in my family, going back centuries, none of us have hidden our power. We didn’t care who knew about us because if they messed with us, we just used our power to mess with them right back. Nothing horrible, mind you. But you know that witch character in Monty Python’s Search for the Holy Grail? Yah, based on one of my ancestors… she really did turn people into newts – temporarily – if they bothered her.