Crystal Senter-Brown, has been featured in Redbook Magazine, Vibe Magazine and Essence Magazine and has been a performance poet and writer for most of her life. Born in Morristown, TN to a bass-playing Baptist preacher (Dad) and a visual artist (Mom), Crystal performed her first poem onstage at the age of six.
Since then, she has performed at thousands of events and has shared the stage with many performers such as M.C. Lyte, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Ruby Dee, Nona Hendrix and more.
Crystal is the recipient of several awards including a fellowship in poetry from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Black Leadership Alliance Community Service Award, the Bay Path College Pathfinder award, the National Points of Light Community Service Award and the Harold Grinspoon Award for her children's book Gabby Saturday. She is the founder of the Ella Louise Backpack Project, which provides backpacks and school supplies to homeless children in the Springfield, MA area.
She is the author of six books: Gabby Gives Back (2016) But Now I See, But you have such a pretty face, Doubledutch, Gabby Saturday and "The Rhythm in Blue". Her stage credits include The Vagina Monologues and playing Glinda the Good Witch in The Wiz.
She is an adjunct professor and lives in New England with her husband Corey, son Adonte and a maniac puppy named Venus.