Tale of Single Mothers, photo essay by Sayed Reza
From my childhood I didn’t see my mom to smile from the bottom of her heart, I’ve felt that she was always surrounded by an imperceptible torment, incessantly. My brother and I are like the whole world to her. She gave us the love and care of both mother and father at the same time. She is a working lady, all through her vocation she served in a very ordinary job. In spite of her hardship of ordinary life she couldn’t have cared less about me and my brother. My mom, a single mother, in a society like Bangladeshi society which is extremely hard to survive as one. Because of dominant Islamic cultural prejudice in Bangladeshi society it is difficult for a mother just to live without her husband. This practice isn’t still welcomed here by the mass.
Recently I’ve visited India under an artist exchange program. There I’ve met another single mother from Kolkata. Yes, her life is still exceptionally battling as well; however, I’ve watched her life and thoughts are altogether different from my mom. In India still single mothers are not welcomed by their society much, but rather as a result of the distinctions in overwhelming religious convictions things are somewhat diverse in Bangladesh and India. She isn’t hampered simply like my mother in view of societal contrasts. She hangs out with her male friends, enjoys drink with them and spends good time. By one means or another she has a few choices to recoup her forlornness and absence of a male accomplice.
Both of these women are struggling as single mothers in many extent. My plan is to work on these single mothers and their struggles throughout Bangladesh and India and I’d like to demonstrate their battles in various structures in view of different societal parameters.
(by Sayed Reza)
Show MoreGrowing Up In A Single-Parent Family
With the divorce rate as high as it is, more and more children are growing up in single-parent families. Ideally, it is better for children to live with their mom and dad happily married; however, children who grow up in single-parent households can still be well- adjusted children, teenagers, and adults. Although there are always exceptions to every rule, for the most part, children who grow up in single-parent working households are more mature, realistic and independent.
First, in a single-parent working family, children tend to be more mature. The children are more mature because they often have to be responsible for themselves. For example, if their…show more content…
Children in this environment are also capable of dealing with different situations. For example, they are aware of how to deal with emergencies without mom or dad being there to help them. Children are more mature in a single-parent working family because they need to be.
Second, in a single-parent working family, children tend to be much more realistic than children who live in a two parent family. Children growing up in a single parent family know that marriage is not a fairy tale and is definitely not perfect or for that matter even close to being perfect.. They saw their mom or dad’s marriage fail and realized that marriage takes a lot of work, time, and dedication. Children in this situation also know that families have to work hard for the money that is necessary to take care of everyone’s needs. The facts are that most in a single-parent families live at or below poverty levels and they know that mom or dad can’t always buy them brand name clothing, the newest toy, the latest CD or the best video game console. They also know what it is “the real world”. For example, these children see their parent (mom or dad) working hard to pay bills and sometimes struggling to do so. Children are more realistic in a single-parent family because they see first hand what it is like to support and be responsible for a family.
Finally, children in a single-parent working family are