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Community Highlights: Meet Crystal Jordan of Zachariah World

Today we’d like to introduce you to Crystal Jordan.

Crystal, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
My name is Crystal Jordan. I was born and raised in Atlanta, GA, where I attended Bauder College studying apparel design. I wrote this book to educate people in my community and the world about ASD. My son was diagnosed at two years old with autism. I am so open about Zachariah and my story because in the black community, we do not talk about a lot of issues, particularly special needs. I am sharing a piece of our life to help others who are afraid or ashamed to talk about theirs. I am an advocate for awareness about Autism and I plan to keep being a voice. I am the owner of Amor Allure, an e-commerce women’s boutique. I created a brand center around my son’s disorder called “Zachariah’s World,” where children with ASD are not forgotten but embraced. “I am just a mom on a mission trying to normalize Autism.”

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Nothing worthwhile comes easily. I had a few changes when it came to my live internet show. My brand for autism has been taken very well for my coloring book. I am both excited and humbled when it comes to both of my brands.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about Zachariah World?
I found it to be particularly hard to find a representation of black faces with autism, particularly those with special needs, in books or toys for her son because we in the Black community don’t talk about such topics. I want to see my son see his self in the book as I read it to him. We created a brand called Zachariah’s World around her son’s disorder but designed it so ASD children are not forgotten but welcomed. From there, we created “Just Like You,” a coloring book to raise Autism Awareness. “My son is the inspiration behind my Autism cause and mission as I feel that the black community does not see us enough in books about this disorder and I haven’t found a coloring book that features a black child.” 

My mission is to raise awareness for Autism in my community and the world. I’m transparent about Zachariah and our story to help others who are afraid of sharing their own. I’m an advocate for Autism and plan on continuing to spread the word. About my internet show, The Bedroom Talk Show is a live internet show that discusses Several topics that will be explored on The Bedroom Talk Show, such as mental health, relationships, sex, and advice, as well as giving indie artists and small businesses a platform to grow.

Alright, so before we go, can you talk to us a bit about how people can work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
I would love to collaborate with anyone who wants to feature my story or collaborate with Zachariah World. Please feel free to email me at press@zachariahworld.com. If you want to be a guest on my podcast, you can reach me at thebedroomtalkshow@gmail.com. Go to www.zachariahworld.com to see more products! We offer a coloring book, children’s book, puzzles, toys, and clothing the entire family can enjoy.

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