Growing up, she rarely heard her own name. Today, she's here to help you claim the inherent worth that is yours.
into a large working-class family in upstate New York, Christina
Meredith endured years of abuse before entering the foster care system
as a teenager. With nowhere to turn after she graduated from high
school, Christina lived in her car for almost a year, working three jobs
As she prayed in her car every day, Christina had no
idea that in just a few years, she would be crowned Ms. California. She
had no idea that her suffering would one day help others find healing.
But she did know that she was destined for more, and she would not give
up hope no matter the circumstance.
In CinderGirl, Christina
tells her piercing and poignant story of leaving behind homelessness to
become Ms. California and the founder of a nonprofit organization that
provides advocacy for foster care children. With stunning vulnerability,
Christina invites us into her childhood home and the heart of a child
longing to be loved. She asks us to journey with her across the country
and deep into a growing faith. She invites us to dig deeper into our own
personal courage, even in the most grim of conditions.
the riveting story of one young woman's determination to overcome
hardship in order to help others know they are not alone and that they
too can achieve anything they dream.