about the book
A heartwarming story of survival and beating the odds
Breaking Free is more than just a story of survival. It is a lesson. A reminder that our past does not define us, and that the cultural barriers that oppress us can be the very key that opens our cage. Through sharing her life and trials, Azita Abdollahian works to connect to every reader – regardless of where their story begins.
Azita and her children fled Iran in 1999. Her story is one of domestic abuse, loss, and the struggles of refugee life in Australia. Above all, however, it is a story of hope. A beautiful tale of human triumph, the power of motherhood, and the transformation of life that can happen in a single instant.
Follow Azita on her journey from post-Islamic revolution Iran, through her experiences as a woman and young mother on the streets
of Turkey, and finally to the shores of Australia, where her new journey has only just begun.
Breaking Free reminds us that through even the most painful chapters of our story, we can still find freedom, love, and the bright stars that shine in our future.