In my reign as Miss USA, I met so many young women and girls who opened their hearts to me, revealed their dreams, fears and insecurities to me. I wanted to take each girl home with me. I wanted to sit down and tell them everything they needed to know that would empower them to rise above their current circumstances.
I knew I needed to reach girls and women on a larger scale, I wanted to get the resources, inspiration and encouragement to as many ladies as I could at one time so there wouldn’t be one more girl who lost her life to circumstances, culture or her family tree. Thus, SheisMore.com was born and my dream of reaching women worldwide came true.
In the time I have been writing and speaking through SheisMore.com, I’ve had the blessing of meeting and mentoring many young women who have been through heartache, hurt and their royal identities stripped. Since I was a child, I knew God wanted me to write a book, but I didn’t know if I had anything of value to say. I didn’t know if I had the ability or the credibility to really help anyone.
After going to Australia on a speaking tour, my heart was pierced by the plethora of girls, Christian and non-Christian alike who were hurting, who carried so much shame and deep insecurities to the point of self-harm. It reminded me that even those of us who know the stories of the bible, the ones who are involved in church culture and sing the praise and worship songs still don’t actually know how God truly sees them. I realized that I did indeed have a valuable message to share.
Throughout my Christian life, I have read countless devotionals and faith based inspirational books. They have all helped me in some season of life and helped shape me into who I am today. Out of all of those books, devotionals, tapes and workshops, I have combined the top three elements that carry the most power and impact to create Rise Up, Princess. The three power elements are speaking out the promises, beauty and truth from God’s Word through declarations and gratitude.