About Me: Who Is Shaw?


" Once a counselor, always a creative." - Crystal Shaw

Crystal Shaw is a New York based author, poet, and visual artist. Shaw holds a B.A. degree in Psychology and Communication studies as well as a M.S. in School Counseling.

Shaw began writing poetry as a middle school student. Her love for performance poetry was ignited during her collegiate years as an undergraduate student at Canisius College where she became a member of the A.L.A.N.A Poetry Performance Troupe.

After a conversation with God, during the cusp of the COVID-19 pandemic, she transitioned into full time artistry with the understanding that there are multiple ways to serve others. Embracing the facts of life that "tomorrow is not promised", she knew it was time to pursue her life long dream of full time artistry.

As an artist, Shaw is fusion of honesty, humor, love and Godly inspiration.  She seeks to create works that promote faith, love,  joy, and introspection on the individual and global level. Since the launch of her business "World of Shaw" , she has made a conscious efforts to share her message through literature, social media, performance poetry and visual art releases. 

Ultimately, Crystal's mission is to spread love, joy, and Godly inspiration to the hearts, hands, and homes of people worldwide as she continues to embrace her own identity and life journey as a creative in Christ.