Kristen discusses what fuels the perseverance that keeps Antigone Rising on track:
I think that when you do what we do ... I'm sure most artists and bands would agree -- you have to be crazy enough to think that you are right around the corner from being a superstar in order to keep going. And there always does seem to be this, like, dangling carrot that keeps you going. And it's almost like a delusion. It's almost like the water, the mirage, on the highway [laughing]. I think that it's part of the game, part of the delusion. You always think you're right on the... the brink of big things.
You have to be blind mad and obsessed with yourself. You've got to be pretty narcissistic. You've got to think you're pretty neat to think your going to pull this off. 'Cause it's hard work. It is really hard work. But, it's so worth it in the end, you know?
Despite the forces arrayed against her, Antigone consistently rises to the occasion to stand up for what she believes is right. She meets her fate knowingly, with bravery and conviction.