The United States of America is truly a land of opportunities as it is home to some of the prominent world leaders in various fields. Freedom is a valued pillar of society, and it allows the best to stand out by rewarding their capability and character. Cristina Curp is a first-generation American whose remarkable story reveals the possibilities of never losing hope amidst difficulties and striving to realize your potential.
She was born in Miami, Florida, to Cuban parents who had migrated to the US in 1980, fleeing communism. Her grandfather lost his life taking a stand against a dictator, and her grandmother had to carry her children away on a boat, hoping to save them from the miseries she endured. Witnessing her parents work hard to give them a better life, Cristina is proud of her family and wants to make sure they feel proud of her too.
Intent on not wasting the opportunities she is blessed with, Cristina aspires to live her life to the fullest and help others do the same. She is a military spouse, hardworking mother, a plus-size Latina, a successful entrepreneur, author of multiple bestsellers, and a magician chef. The list of her accolades continues to grow since she has resolved to shorten the list of problems holding her back.
She is a Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) warrior and functional nutrition therapy practitioner who put the chronic illness in remission and is determined to help others do the same. Her healing journey and empathetic approach are helping her transform lives through the many mediums she has availed to reach out to people with chronic illness and remind them that they’re not alone.
After getting the idea as a sick mother in a lonely hotel room on Pearl Harbor, Cristina started The Castaway Kitchen in 2015. Today, it is a growing online community dedicated to recipes and resources for people with chronic illnesses. She believes the possibilities of using food and habits to heal ourselves are endless, and her blog explores them extensively while providing essential information to live a healthy and fulfilling life.
Grateful for her achievements, Cristina realizes the responsibility that comes with them. While she learned the hard way due to a lack of information regarding Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)- she is committed to de-stigmatizing HS and aspires to help others benefit from her experience and research. Her inspirational story encourages people to love themselves and embrace the possibility of an active life despite their chronic illness.
Cristina is motivated to redefine the relationship between food and health by combining nutrition information with her culinary skills across her social media channels (YouTube, Instagram, Facebook). As a successful entrepreneur living the American dream, she has made her family and friends proud by doing justice to the opportunities they risked their lives to provide her.