One Thousand Flaming Swords — Claire Richmond

recovery, inner soother, questions, spring, COVID-19 vaccine, self-compassion, friends

Claire Richmond was diagnosed with acute intermittent porphyria in 2017 after living with unexplained pain for 19 years. She was 32 years old and quickly learned there’s no guidebook for incorporating a strange rare disease into her life. When she could no longer work full time, she struggled to find her purpose. That’s when she began to write. Claire hopes speaking her truth will build connections and generate hope. She lives in Des Moines, Iowa, with her family and rescue poodle.