" Once a counselor, always a creative." - Crystal Shaw
Crystal Shaw is a spoken word poet and visual artist from Buffalo, New York. At the age of 21 Crystal completed her B.A. in both Psychology and Communication Studies. She later completed graduate school with an M.S. in School Counseling.
Crystal 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 pandemic, Crystal transitioned into full time artistry with the understanding that there are multiple ways to help others.
As an artist, Crystal is fusion of honesty, humor, love and Godly inspiration. She uses narratives , scriptures, and positive affirmations to discuss the feelings, thoughts and behaviors that we all experience as humans.
Crystal seeks to create works that promote love, wellness, and introspection on the individual and global level. Since the launch of her business "World of Shaw" , she has made conscious efforts to share her message through social media, performance poetry and visual art releases.
Ultimately, Crystal's mission is to cultivate love, courageousness and Spiritual inspiration in others as she continues to embrace her own identity and life journey as a creative in Christ.