In the community/nation/country I am to be living, mentioning some themes is the best way to be ostracised for life (or for a very long time). Talking about not being published or read, not being mentioned, completely ignored.
Is someone experiencing similar dilemma - choosing between self-censorship (and confessing non-irrelevant level of cowardice/sense of caution) and de-facto social suicide (but being daring and honest)?
(From those considering themselves anonymous enough, I'd welcome more specific examples of any unchallengeable taboos. Thanks.)
The question is: how to deal with the following dilemma
- write and trying to publish -> social suicide (loss of friends, literary agent - if any, publisher, job, probably own family - I didn't try that). No formal charges or persecution.
- staying silent -> long-lasting unbearable pain and (later) a bitter taste of being coward
Both results are bad. How to choose? How to avoid or minimise unwanted consequences? (If I was a courageous man, I'd not be trying to write my thoughts down. That's the truth.)
How can author conceal her/his identity while displaying the work? (Fame, money, copyright and other stuff is irrelevant for her/him.)