For the past six years, pretty much all I have ever written in fantasy. I love fantasy, and I love writing about magic, imaginary worlds, ect. However, as I've gotten older I've also wanted to explore more 'real' issues in my stories that are relevant to everyday life. And by this I mean serious issues that affect real people. I don't just mean trivial type issues I sometimes see explored in fantasy/realism books, especially those for younger audiences. So my question is how would you go about exploring these real life issues in a fantasy type story, without subtracting from the fantasy element, but also without subverting the importance of these issues.