My name is Kelly Mattison and I am a freelance health and social affairs journalist based in Stockport, greater Manchester. My articles have been published in big issue in the north, big issue Scotland, guardian society, guardian social care and young minds magazine.

In the shadow of terrorism

In the shadow of terrorism

“People in the west have absolutely no idea what terrorism is. We have a 9/11 or 7/7 if not every day then every second day in Pakistan,” says Tahir Malik, a retired army major whose wife was killed in a suicide bomb attack.

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The control freakery of domestic abuse

The control freakery of domestic abuse

‘If they close this place down I will go back to prison’

‘If they close this place down I will go back to prison’