About

Crystal is a freelance writer, blogger, and author based in the Greater Toronto Area.  She has been writing all of her professional life. She began by writing training materials while working for a non-profit organization, then shifted to software documentation before starting her own freelance writing business. 

Crystal is also the author of the self-published book The Achilles Effect: What Pop Culture is Teaching Young Boys about Masculinity, and its accompanying blog, which ran from 2008-2017.  Her work on The Achilles Effect was covered in The Boston Globe, Advertising Age, and Feministing, and she has appeared on HuffPost Live and The Roy Green Show. In January, 2016 Crystal published her second book, Boys, Sex & Media: Helping Boys Make Smart Decisions about Sex in a Popular Culture Dominated by Stereotypes & Sexism. Visit the Books page for more information.

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To connect with Crystal, please send a message to crystalsmith.writer@gmail.com.