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.