My how things have changed from 1942-2022!    It’s hard for young people these days to appreciate the life women experienced in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s.  Back then, most girls, once married became under the control of their husbands. For some women this worked out beautifully but for many more women it meant being restricted to cooking, cleaning, washing, ironing, shopping and giving birth to children then caring for them as they grew.   I was one of these women, restricted to home duties and poverty, but one day I decided to go forth and live my life.  “Breaking the Shackles”, follows my journey from wife and mother to English teacher, school counsellor, psychologist, published author and then the world stage!