Ya of course the later one........ As I know about Emily Dickinson, she wrote it because in her age, women did not reveal their identity as it was supposed a bad occupation for women. Even they did not enjoy any right, they were not allowed to be educated. So in her era it was a very tough task for them to write. .... But now time has changed. Women are getting equal chances. There is no area that is untouched by women. So I want that my works should be read with my after years and years.
One more thing, I am writing what I am getting from your points. May be you are just asking a simple question which type of writer you want to? Even then I will select the later one,