Jumping on the bio bandwagon to share a bit about myself

Hello, and thanks for stopping by! I’m Missy, as you may have guessed by the title. I’ve spent the last couple years writing for Medium, but I’ve been a published writer since 2002. Gosh, I’m aging myself.

My first piece was published in Teen Ink when I was a pregnant…

Chakra-cleansing sound baths and rap, to be specific

A calico cat is resting on a bed or sofa. She is wearing headphones.

A vase hit the floor as Snickers, my calico kitty, dashed to the living room.

“Can’t you run without knocking things over?” I sighed.

As usual, Snickers ignored me. Purring loudly, she climbed on my chest and made herself comfortable.

Surprised, I asked, “Since when do you actually like snuggling?”

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They’re human beings, not just numbers to advance your agenda

“I hope infection rates go up so the school requires masks again.”

Several parents made this statement in a local Facebook group yesterday. Sadly, it’s not the first time I’ve seen it.

We live in a mask-free area. Medical facilities are basically the only places with mask requirements. You can…

Missy Crystal

Mom. Writer. Student. I love connecting with the readers and writers of Medium.

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