It is not your job to put your words in a cage so that they are best enjoyed by people who you think deserve to be the judges of your work. It is not your job to avoid challenging someone to learn something they had no idea about.
English/US literature is horrendous with centering itself as a standard to emulate. US literature hates being uncomfortable. The works we read in school are really quite boring. It doesn’t matter what we "need," but we need works we can’t immediately relate to more than ever right now. And I’m willing to bet people around you need the opposite. Your writing is more important than you know, and you don’t need my validation for that to be true. I just wanted to affirm it. Writer to writer.