Hi, im Claudia! I’m in my twenty’s, a clinical psychologist and single mother currently living in Guatemala City. I am an eating disorders warrior, a battle which began when I was 14 years old, a consequence from a sexual abuse that later led me into drugs and depression.
During my teen years I attended therapy, saw different doctors, therapists, psychiatrists.. etc, but I became so unstable that I was briefly admitted into rehab in 2006 in California against my will. I believed I would never get better and that slowly and painfully I would drown in my own darkness. I didn’t realize it in that moment, but a seed of healing was planted then, and though it has taken years and years to grow and blossom, I can proudly say that recovery is a real thing.
I am here to share my story, my life… the good, the bad and the ugly. To be a reminder, an inspiration and a testimony that recovery is possible, that self-acceptance and self-love may be the hardest thing to learn and practice, but possible. To prove that no matter how messy and dark your past has been, it does not define your future. I’ve learned that I no longer have to carry my past as a story of shame, but a story of hope and recovery, and become what I aspire to be… an advocate for eating disorders and to live authentically.
I hope this blog dares you to be vulnerable, to connect with others as we embrace everything that we are. I write because I desire to change the face of vulnerability, because being vulnerable does not mean being weak, but will be the bravest thing you will ever do.