It’s been almost two weeks since Cyntoia Brown-Long was released from prison and she’s “loving every single thing.”
Despite the drama surrounding her new husband, J. Long, Cyntoia told NBC News that she is finding joy in everything from getting a pedicure to
I am loving every single thing about being in my own home.
Being able to cook for myself and decide how I want to spend my day feels amazing.
Those simple pleasures that people take for granted are what I looked forward to when I sat in prison dreaming of freedom.
One of the best moments was the night I celebrated my release with my whole family and everyone who’d made a difference in my life over the last 15 years.
Looking around and seeing how everything had come together, and how everyone was fellow-shipping and happy, was just incredible. I wasn’t presenting myself as a 16-year-old heading to prison and needing help. I was a grown woman with my calling from God. This was my coming out party.
Every day I find myself thanking God for yet another experience I haven’t had my whole adult life.
Cyntoia Brown-Long will share her story in her forthcoming memoir, “Free Cyntoia: My Search For Redemption in the American Prison System,” which arrives
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I wish Cyntoia much love and happiness as she reclaims and rebuilds her life.