Cyntoia Brown’s new book, Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System is available in all stores today.
Brown has released a series of television interviews including a sit down with NBC’s Lester Holt which aired last night on NBC Nightly News.
“I’m so much more than the worst thing that I’ve done.” , said Brown.
She will also be making her first public appearance at a sold out event on Oct. 23rd at Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville to talk about her new memoir, “Free Cyntoia.”
Cyntoia Brown spent 15 years behind bars and was released from prison in August after former Mayor Bill Haslam granted her clemency of her conviction for killing a man who bought her for sex when she was 16 years old.
Since her release she has been enjoying her life and basking in the freedom she so rightfully deserved along time ago.
“I am loving every single thing about being in my own home,” Brown said in a statement to NBC News.
“Being able to cook for myself and decide how I want to spend my day feels amazing,” the 31-year-old’s statement to NBC News said. “Those simple pleasures that people take for granted are what I looked forward to when I sat in prison dreaming of freedom.”
Brown will remain on parole for 10 years. Conditions of her parole include that she maintain employment or educational enrollment and that she participate in regular counseling sessions.
She earned her degree while incarcerated from Lipscomb College and also got married to Christian Rapper J. Long while in prison.