I'm writing a novel primarily about my childhood (still fiction though). One of the occurrences in the novel is going to be when I renounced my religion and admitted that I was an atheist. I feel like I should have this part in the book but I get a feeling that the book might not be as popular just because I mention my journey from being religious to not religious. The readers should already care about the main character enough when this revelation occurs, but I'm still worried that it might hinder the novel's success. I'm also aware that this does give me even more incentive to write about it anyway so as to normalize atheism and to show people that I stayed a good person after renounced religion, contrary to popular stigmas. Should I just go for it? Should I go all out and leave nothing out? One of my primary goals is to make an impact and lessen stigma. Atheism isn't the only topic in the book that has stigma.