Crystal is a San Antonio, Texas native and Honors College graduate of The University of Houston with a B.A. in Radio-Television. She has completed post-graduate work in public relations and is the author of three poetry books, one nationally published fiction novel Caramel and Cream and a nationally acclaimed breast cancer memoir entitled Saltwater Taffy and Red High Heels. In addition, she completed an Honors College senior thesis on the overlooked effects of gangster rap music on male perception of women.
Crystal has appeared on several local and national radio and television shows, including Oprah and The Bill Cunningham Show and has had more than 1000 editorials published including editorial work featured in national magazines including Vogue, People, Self, Shape, Health & Fitness, Elle, The Capitol Times, Today’s Christian Woman, Washington Weekly, The Daily Cougar, The San Antonio Informer, Coping with Cancer, Amoena Life and The Houston Chronicle. In addition, she has appeared on Women’s Entertainment Television as a featured guest on the Dove/Conde Nast “A Cut Above: Beautiful Hair” television show. and The Discovery Channel featured her story in the Triple Negative Breast Cancer patient education program.
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