Carissa is a talented high school athlete with a promising future—but that future is shattered at the end of her junior year. Charged as an adult with two counts of attempted murder and sentenced to 21 years in a New Mexico prison, she's forced to deal with the demons from her past as she struggles to survive.
Trust Your Struggle explores a child's survival in the adult correctional system and how she used her time to overcome deep-seated traumas. Based closely on real people and events, it paints a vivid picture of how a rising young star who had everything going for her could commit such a heinous act. It intends to enlighten, empower, and inspire those who have been either directly or indirectly impacted by the criminal justice system.