Writing is simultaneously the most revealing and mystifying method of communication. The bigger one’s vocabulary, the more they can expose, yet the more they are able to hide their intentions with pretense. Writing about serious matters requires confidence, because you’re not only putting out an expression, but what ultimately becomes a gestalt platform and position that you must answer for.
When we censor ourselves or stay in the safe box of trivial matters, it can be out of fear of judgement, or of being wrong, but most scary is when it is out of fear of annihilation. With the internet, if you express something that is disagreed with by the right people, it may not be forgotten, and more importantly might not be forgiven. It can cost you not just a job, but future prospects for employment. Writing purposefully is always a calculated risk. There are some risks in writing that are too great to be taken, with marginal benefits to be gained despite being truthful. While there is a continuum between safety and danger in writing, in order to truly connect with an audience, one must push the boundary of comfort to some degree in order to chisel away at a larger truth.