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Daily Inspiration: Meet Crystal Britton

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

Hi Crystal, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
Growing up without parental guidance brought me to a traumatizing moment at the age of four. I was severely burned (3rd degree) from a Dutch pot of hot milk. My grandmother saved my life by making sure I didn’t go into shock and soothing my bubbling boiling skin in which I lost my right nipple and feeling on my breast area. By helicopter, I was flown to Jacobi hospital burn unit located in queens NY where I was treated for 9months. At the age of 16, I started losing my hair slowly. My parents weren’t the best at parenting to situate my issue that I had no clue about, so I took matters into my own hands by the time I was 21. By 23 years old, I finally found a dermatologist. The treatment started to tear me down, I gave up. I was overweight and ugly because of my hair loss and still trying to hold on to the strands. I felt alone and worthless. Before going into my 3rd decade of life I took matters into my own hands once more and did something about what weighed me down. I took myself on a weightloss journey the way I saw people on movies running in the am and juicing for breakfast lol. I made it a lifestyle and before you know it at 30 years old I was over a 100 pounds down with no force because it became my life and I cut my hair in my mirror and boom! There you have it the new and improved self with love tenderness and gratitude. I was very proud of myself because I thought I was not meant to be here until the world started looking for me to be present every day. Now at the age of 34, I can say I am a walking role model towards people who struggle with self-love.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
No, it was not a smooth road because I had to set aside what I felt was right and do what I always left, literally. Hopefully, you all caught that one lol…

Above it all, the main struggle for me was letting go of bad habits, like a bag of chips at night and also who I thought were friends that downed me for having a salad at the bar instead of wings.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am a health and wellness coach. On my free time, I perform open mic poetry in the LGBTQ communities in Atlanta Georgia.

I am also known for my creative self features like my tattoos, the way I format my words (speech) and teaching balance to the soft side of the world through yoga poses. I am most proud of being a beautiful Alopecia model.

What sets me apart from others would be the rawness that I bring forth which opens my space to others in a positive way.

Networking and finding a mentor can have such a positive impact on one’s life and career. Any advice?
I am my own mentor I believed in me to get exactly where I am now because this is where I should be. To say that is to say this, it starts within you.

Contact Info:

  • Instagram: Cris_evol
  • Facebook: Crystal Britton
  • Youtube: Crisevol Bold

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