I was just thinking about this 'out loud' on my online journal, but I decided to post it here in a zine-specific context.
I'm currently writing the next issue of my zine where I talk about more risque issues, if you will, and I want to include a brief introduction to BDSM, among other things, but I'm hesitant because I'm also pursuing a future career in working with children and I'm afraid that if a parent or employer gets wind of this stuff, it will stunt or end my career, possibly even before it takes off.
I'm not usually worried about people finding my stuff online or otherwise, and I hosted a workshop for kids even after I showed the organizer a copy of my [albeit less graphic] zine, but I fear conservative parents thinking that I'm going to corrupt their children or something.
Now, the chances of anyone actually getting wind of my zine and its content are pretty small, I think, but I have an etsy shop where virtually anyone could order a copy and if you google the zine's name my profile on this site comes up, which has a description of all the zines I make.
The simple thing to do would be to not put certain things in my zines, but that kind of defies the point of making them for me and goes against my very nature. I could tone everything down, but that defies the whole point of this zine in particular.
I'm really tired right now and I'm not going to ramble on and on about all the different possibilities, because I could do that for days, and I'm interested to hear what you guys think.
Do any of you censor your work because of job/school/whathaveyou? How do you deal with/get around it?