NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City’s first daughter says she was miserable as a child and is putting her life back together after battling substance abuse.
In an article she wrote that was published on xoJane.com on Tuesday, Chiara de Blasio, the college-aged daughter of Mayor Bill de Blasio, didn’t blame her family for her depression and drug addiction.
“I had an amazing, unconditionally loving, and unbroken family,” she said. “I went to good schools. I lived in a beautiful neighborhood. So why, then, did I always feel empty? I was surrounded by love, but I always felt less-than, out-of-place, restless, irritable, and discontent. Perhaps you’re reading this and thinking that I was simply ungrateful. Yes, I was. But a lack of gratitude wasn’t my only problem. I was the problem. I was not born a happy person.”