In many ways, Medium is reflective of real life. I have a few people in real life I stayed on bad terms with to varying degrees. We stay out of each other’s way.
I’ve been away from Medium the last couple of weeks and didn’t follow what caused this, but I’d encourage you to consider mutually blocking the people you’re at an impasse with and continuing.
We don’t get a diversity of points of view if people feel the need to leave for not conforming. I’d hope Medium isn’t so small you feel you can’t find a place. Anyone who finds your writing offensive can easily block you.
I enjoyed your writing and our conversations. Thanks!