My English class in school has started a poetry unit, which is nice because I like poetry. The main assignment though, is to write a poem pertaining to our "heritage, family, ethnicity, or cultural veiwpoint." The stongest cultural ties I have though are to people like all of you and I don't know if that's a proper writing topic for english class, despite the fact that my English teacher is a feminist, has a history of sympathy towards the queer students at my school, and seems to like me. I'm not sure what else I would write about, because by heritage, although interesting enough, is pretty watered-down. My German quarter, from my grandfather, doesn't speak German anymore and the Irish peice of my heritage has been lost somewhere in the giagantic
trailer-trash/uber-Catholic side of my dad's family.
Anyway, so I'm in a quandry; do I subtly write about the gay part of me and risk
a) boring my audience because they can't relate and...
b) possibly outing myself to people I don't intend to out myself to?
Or should I write about something else?
What do you guys think?