About the Author
Crystal Smith is a social media and marketing writer who has spent many years working with non-profit agencies seeking gender equality and an end to discrimination against women. After being regularly disappointed by the gender portrayals in the film and television marketed to her two young sons, she decided to write about the impact of kids’ popular culture on young boys’ ideas about gender and masculinity.
Crystal is a member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada. She has an Honours B.A. in History and French, and a Master of Library and Information Science degree, both from Western University.
When not writing or blogging about boys and pop culture, she provides pro bono social media marketing services to the Halton Women’s Centre. She has also worked as the volunteer Blog Editor for The Pixel Project.
All posts are © Crystal Smith 2009- 2012.