A week after Christina spoke at a press conference at the State Capitol about the struggles she's faced growing up in poverty in Boone County, why she believes that it's important to speak up about abuse and injustice so people know that they are not alone, and how she looks forward to graduating and attending college, a massive chemical spill in Charleston meant Christina and 300,000 other West Virginians could not use their tap water, and forced Christina's school to close for over a week.

Christina spoke up again about how she is no stranger to polluted water because she lives in a heavily mined area where the groundwater has been poisoned for a very long time.

Her testimony was featured in a widely circulated article on Think Progress called Behind West Virginia's Massive Chemical Spill, A History of Poverty and Pollution.