Abuse can happen to anyone. A woman, a man, or a child. It is not gender biased, nor is it ethnically or culture biased. Abuse, is abuse and in our current society of 2020 it appears to have grown and changed in how it is handled or even on how it occurs within our community.
This is an account of some of the issues that arise due to abuse and some of the experiences that people have faced first hand due to this. Names, places, identities have been changed but all of these diary accounts are from real life scenarios that I am familiar with in one way or another.
Please remember abuse does not need to necessarily have to be physical, it can be emotional, financial, psychological, sexual, discriminatory, organisational or even includes modern slavery.
You are not alone, and there is help out there for you.
Afghanistan has often been a place of interest for various reasons. Key authors have given the country a voice through their depiction of characters, their way of life and the troubles they face.
This book looks at the novels of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, Asne Seierstad's The Bookseller of Kabul and Born under a Million Shadows by Andrea Busfield through a Literary and Psychoanalytical focus.
This book explores various issues that each book represents through a different Literary lens and allows us to see these texts in a wider concept.
Simon and Mary both work in an inner-city high school in Leeds. Simon is a disillusioned History accolade who enrolled in teaching as he thought it would be a secure vocation and an easy ride. Mary, on the other hand, wanted to change the world and felt it began in the classroom having experienced Victorian-style teaching in a modern classroom, she wanted to make a big change.
She was always passionate about teaching from a young age especially dealing with what life and society would consider being the rejects of its community. She passionately believed that everyone had a right to education, no matter who they were. Simon's views, on the other hand, contrasted ever so highly in comparison to Mary.
They often clash on their views in Education as well as life, but somehow they need each other to survive their daily lives. Mary's first teaching role and teaching experiences stemmed from two top-notch Catholic Secondary schools in an urban area of Yorkshire. Simon, on the other hand, was placed in a rather run-down community school, which was quite a shock even for him. Both friendships are tested by the restraints and issues that arise within education.