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6 POWERFUL SECRETS TO BOOSTING YOUR CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Years ago, if you needed the funds for a life-saving surgery, an independent film project, or your new startup, you were largely dependent on the generosity of your family, friends, skeptical investors, and cautious banks.

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The Church is Called to Be Political, Not Silent

One of my biggest pet peeves is seeing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s name without the “Reverend” in front of it.

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WHy I'm Quitting Football

I don't think it's a stretch to say that my high school had some Friday Night Lights elements. Our basketball team was #2 in the state, but our football players were the real celebrities. We had pep rallies during class time, cheerleaders sold gaudy ribbons, and it was a given that everyone was going to attend the game. 

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About

Hi! I’m Crystal Marie and I love stories; whether I’m reading a good book, writing an article, or listening to a super rad podcast –stories are my jam. 

Professionally, I work with major brands in marketing and advertising and help them tell their stories. 

Personally, I write (true) stories and musings on everyone’s favorite uncomfortable topics: faith, politics, race, relationships, and current events. 

I currently reside in Los Angeles with my husband, but my roots are in a little neighborhood called Little Africa in Upstate South Carolina, I was educated at Howard University and followed up with a master’s at the University of Southern California. I Love NPR, the Clippers, and Thai food!

I can be reached at hello@CrystalMarie.com. Or, if you prefer, let's get social: Twitter / Instagram .