We had the good fortune of connecting with Crystal Chatman and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Crystal, as a parent, what do you feel is the most meaningful thing you’ve done for them?
As a parent, the most important thing I’ve done in terms of the impact on my children is I NEVER GAVE UP. No matter how many bumps in the road I came to, I never gave up. No matter what obstacles I had to face, I never gave up. No matter how many nights I had to not eat to make sure my kids were full, I never gave up. No matter how many miles away from home I had to travel to work, I never gave up. Giving up was never an option for me. It was my choice to have my children therefore it was my obligation to keep moving for them. Life hasn’t always been easy, but at the end of the day I can proudly say, I MADE IT.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
11 years ago, Crystal had a vision on how to be an outlet for young girls in the city. Her vision was to provide a safe haven for girls to talk about whatever it is they are going through and be able to receive the necessary resources they need. BSW has completed over 300+ workshops and over 400+ community service projects. BSW offers a variety of different types of workshops and seminars, with all of the programs focusing on academic and life enrichment, teaching life skills, and developing positive attitudes.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
A big shout out to the city of Memphis, TN for believing in Beautiful Spirited Women. Thank you to all our supporters, communities, family and friends.

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Shantwanza Gale

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