In Search of Happiness; Girls’ Testimonial writings for Parents and Teachers
Category : Human rights
Subtheme Right to Life without Violence
In Search of Happiness; Girls’ testimonial writings for parents and teachers. México, DEMAC, 2013, 104 p.
This book compiles writings stemming from the autobiographical workshop taught by DEMAC at the Las Mercedes foster home. They are revealing testimonies of the various types of abuse suffered by its nine authors. The illustrations, created by the girls themselves, appear throughout the book, as well as the represented calligraphy.
Throughout the workshop, the girls discovered the power of autobiographical writing. Little by little they started trusting those who, for some months, became their confidants: the pen and the paper. Each author found her own voice as she completed her writing to eventually share with us her life of abuse.
Keywords: abandonment, abuse, Anchustegui Martha, carelessness, foster home, foster home las mercedes, girls, human rights, in english, mistreatment, motivation, pdf, personal experience