Being Crystal

Because Really? When it comes down to it, it’s all about me, anyway…. Dating, Parenting, Friendship, Fashion, Philosophy, Whatever.. It’s About My Life…

Deeply Flawed & Still Learning: Black Lives Matter.

Racism exists.  There’s no denying it, which I don’t (and haven’t).  Even so, I have been absolutely clueless as to just how deeply ingrained and pervasive institutionalized racism actually is in around the world (not just America).  Needless to say, the last couple of days have been like a series of gut punches as I’ve(…)

“All Lives Matter.” Said Without Apology.

For the last few years, I’ve been pretty staunch in saying something I’ve believed my whole life: all lives matter. Prior to 2013, saying that wasn’t a big deal, in my circle it was kind of a ‘captain obvious’ moment.

  1. Michael Heller: You and I are friends IRL and I, too, agree that all lives matter. But, while I have faced religious…

  2. Crystal Miller: Michael, I absolutely see your point of view. To be clear, I have zero doubt white privilege exists. I can…

  3. Deeply Flawed & Still Learning: Black Lives Matter. - TheOneCrystal.Com: Your comment is awaiting moderation. […] audience on social media.  Well, I’ve had something of an audience for several years now so yesterday’s post wasn’t…

  4. Matt: Your comment is awaiting moderation. So remember that blog post you wrote where you called out a Jew and finished it off with a quote…

Bullying? Is BS.

For the last year now, I’ve been dealing with a bully.   For a while, it was very passive-aggressive:  to my face, he was nice while asking me to do things like help him out by buying his girlfriend a plane ticket in December (which I did because that’s what friends do), but behind my back, the(…)

  1. Helena: Bullying is bullying. End of story. I thought that nonsense ended after highschool. Sorry you're dealing with this.

  2. Matt Charney: This reminds me of that time I buried Hoffa when we got attacked by that Chupacabra and then Elvis popped…

  3. Gareth Jenkins: Sorry you've had to deal with this Crystal. Both you and Dwane are lovely, truly well meaning people. I know…

  4. Julie Terry: Great article! It speaks to me and I'm empowered that you are speaking out about this. This really empowers everyone.…

  5. Karen Mattonen: there is a lot of hate in our industry.. and a lot of finger pointing.. a lot of trashing... and…

Getting Past The Gossip Girl (or Guy)

Sometimes, no matter how much I’d like to believe the contrary, it can feel like we never really escape high school.  Who gossiped with whom about what, who got invited to what party, who showed up to what event and who didn’t, what’s the status of so-and-so’s relationship and did you hear what they said?!…(…)

  1. Bullying? Is BS. - TheOneCrystal.Com: […] I’ve been dealing with it for months and while it mostly just makes me feel frustrated because it’s such…

Love Yourself

Love Yourself

Have you ever just had to deal with something (or maybe someone)  you just couldn’t get behind?   Of course you have… we all have.  Last year, for me it was lists.  You know what I’m talking about:  influencer marketing lists typically made from who’s the noisiest on Twitter… something I think about every time I hear the(…)

Okay Guys: Enough is Enough

There’s a lot of talk in our digital space about the special place reserved in hell for women who don’t help other women.  For the most part, I agree with that… although, personally I’m not going to promote or help anyone just because they’re a woman.   They also have to be competent and likable for(…)

  1. Best Blogs 1 May 2015 | ChristopherinHR: [...] Crystal Miller knows whats going on. Here Cystal speaks to feminism, sexism and just living a life. Do you…

  2. Jordan: Great points here. It's so important to work WITH each other, not against each other. You often don't realize how…

  3. Bullying? Is BS. - TheOneCrystal.Com: […] the last year now, I’ve been dealing with a bully.   For a while, it was very passive-aggressive:  to my…

Being Crystal: Why I Stay(ed) and Why I Left

There are things which we hold close to our chest, not really wanting to share with others.  Of course, there are all kinds of reasons for it; but two stick out when it comes to domestic abuse:  there is a sad reality of judgement against the victim and a lack of desire to understand those(…)

  1. Martin: Crystal - Thanks so much for choosing to share this - it's brave. Unbelievable that you had to endure this.…

  2. Shauna: Big Big hugs. You are very brave and I'm sorry you had to go through all that, especially with no…

    • Crystal: My parents were there. And I was "lucky" because it wasn't a daily, weekly or even monthly occurrence. We (my…

  3. Todd Raphael: I'm so glad you're OK. My best wishes always.

  4. John Jorgensen: Wow...just another example of your strength. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Christopher: I don't have the words to say I'm sorry you and your daughters experienced this - but I also don't…

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Being Crystal:  This is NOT the Dating from “Sex in the City” #NSFW

Being Crystal: This is NOT the Dating from “Sex in the City” #NSFW

Let me warn you all up front:  this is TOTALLY rantastic, has nothing to do with work and is really me just working out the frustrations of dating in 2014. For anyone that knows me well, they know that even though I haven’t been dating since I was fifteen (and I’m divorced, so I have(…)

  1. Kevin Quinn: Anyone that has dated knows that there are wackos everywhere, I discount those as their behavior cannot be generalized. Once…

    • Crystal Miller: Thanks, Kevin! Your honesty point made me laugh (though I completely agree with it).

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