Crystal Good (culture worker, artist, advocate, publisher, and entrepreneur) received one of the 2022 Women’s and Independent Folklorists’ Sections Annual Meeting Awards.
The Women’s and Independent Folklorists’ Sections Annual Meeting Award supports costs such as transportation, registration, lodging, and/or per diem expenses to aid an independent folklorist who is working on women’s issues in attending and presenting at the annual meeting. This award is sponsored by the Women’s section and Independent Folklorists’ section.
The joint selection committee was impressed by Crystal’s incisive, fact-driven, and compelling writing style and her fearless commitment to giving voice to Black West Virginians through her self-published and self-funded Black by God, The West Virginian print newspaper, website, and e-newsletter. She has incorporated a Folk Reporters program for Black by God. She also publishes in other venues, speaks, writes poetry, and has appeared with and co-produced an episode of Kamau Bell’s United Shades of America and was featured on WHYY’s The Pulse, discussing the beneficial impact of Black doulas for Black expecting mothers with a disproportionately high chance of mortality. She is a member of SisterSong, a reproductive justice movement, and is a strong advocate for all women.
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