“Off and on I'd try to break free of the relationship, but I always went back...”
So begins one woman’s story of domestic violence, but the words she penned could have come from anyone. That is because at its core, each instance of domestic violence tells the same story, enacted again and again across different lives and through generations. Breaking Free is a collection of ten women’s stories of emotional and physical hurt, heartbreak, and triumph. It celebrates all the women who have escaped their abusers, and mourns those who haven’t. In these pages you will meet strangers whose strength and courage is wholly remarkable and yet entirely commonplace, and you will find that no one is ever truly alone.