Silvia Vasquez-Lavado

Silvia Vasquez-Lavado’s story gripped my heart. This beautiful memoir teaches us that it is possible to move forward from pain.  Fueled by the solidarity she felt with other survivors. Silvia shattered taboos by speaking out and has summited a path toward love and healing, all the while against a backdrop of the world’s highest mountains. What a beautiful and urgent offering. — Eve Ensler

 

Silvia Vasquez-Lavado is a woman possessed of uncommon strength, rare compassion, and a ferocious stubbornness to not allow the trauma of her childhood to destroy her life. In climbing the Seven Summits, she did nothing less than take back her own life -one brave step at a time. She will inspire untold numbers of souls with this story, for her victory is a win on behalf of all of us. — Elizabeth Gilbert