Q+A: Carrie Prejean
How would you respond to people who suggest you're trying to make money off of what happened by publishing the book?
I wrote my book because it's important for people to know what's going on and how Americans every single day are being attacked for their beliefs. If they read my book, they will be inspired. I don't care who you are: If you're a conservative, if you're liberal, I think everybody will be inspired by my book and they will take a stand for what they believe in. Never back down or be bullied, because they will throw whatever they want at you, but all that matters is who you are now and how you react.
How does your faith play into reacting to people who try to bully you?
It's remembering who I am today. I wouldn't be who I am today without my faith. That's a huge part of my life—and of course my family and the support I've gotten from so many people. Even the stuff from a few days ago that's been released about when I was a teenager. No one's perfect, and God's shown me: "Carrie, you just need to stand tall, stand strong, and I'll get you through this. They won't win."
Do you have future plans?
I don't really have any plans except to continue to be a strong woman and move on with my life. I'm excited to go back to being Carrie and doing things I care about. I work with the Special Olympics and do things with my church, and I'm excited about going back to doing that.
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Alicia Cohn reviewedStill Standing for Christianity Today's women's blog, Her.meneutics.
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