Crystal Marie
Crystal Marie loves a good story, which is why professionally she helps major brands tell their own. Personally, she writes true stories on uncomfortable topics like faith, politics, race, relationships, and current events. You can follow her on Instagram / Twitter at @crystalmariecom .

How I learned to love and take care of my body postpartum

On July 26, 2013, Kate Middleton emerged with her new son, George. As I looked in awe, I also learned something I had never considered before. In the days...

My initial reaction moving from LA to Charlotte

“Are we being punked?” My husband keeps asking me that, several months after we moved to Charlotte from California. Most recently, the question was...

I moved across the country and got laid off 4 months later — here’s what I learned

After several years in Los Angeles developing a marketing career I loved, I took a leap of faith and accepted a promising PR position in Charlotte. Four months...

6 quick takeaways from my first time visiting Elevation Church

Their logo is everywhere, on hoodies, T-shirts, bumper stickers. I even spied it on a coffee mug in a Starbucks in SouthPark. I’m not talking about an...

Baby+Co closing all N.C. locations leaving Charlotte without a local birthing center

After having cared for over 4,000 women and families, Baby+Co will close all three birth centers in North Carolina, including their Charlotte location in...

I just moved here from LA and it’s exciting to live somewhere my vote counts

California is by most measures the bluest state in the country, and there’s rarely any doubt which candidate will win an election, unless it is a primary...