I have a diversity essay topic that I really want to write about but am scared to. I am white, and I grew up in a very religious, very conservative environment in the South. And I'm not talking about a Southern family with money either. I know that my perspective is underrepresented in medicine because the closer I get to medical school (the more involved I got in various med-school EC's, research, etc.) the fewer people I find who were raised like me, if any at all really by the time I was heavily involved in these things. I often see terms like "navigated through cultural barriers" thrown around in prompts like these, that is precisely what I had to do to get my family to even remotely be accepting of some of this stuff (anti-science type opinions, anti-academia, etc.). I know that I will add diversity of background/perspective to the class in the manner they are referring to in the prompt, but I am scared that this is not what they are looking for or want to hear from me because I am white. Is me writing about this just going to get trashed/laughed at because it won't compare to the barriers minorities have had to navigate through in the adcom's mind? As a side note the entire essay is not about this but this is one point among a few others.