Welcome to Always PHREA where young minority leaders discover endless possibilities! I’m sure you have read about the origin of my phenomenal creation, but if you haven’t, please take a few moments to do so.
Please allow me to introduce myself. I’m Crystal Starkes. I’m affectionately called Starkey! I’m a writer, blogger and PHREAdom Leader.
I am accustomed to wearing multiple hats in order to fulfill my purpose of making a difference in individuals’ lives through my words. During the day time, I work for a large youth organization as a program assistant developing youth programs and maintaining volunteers. Once the clock strikes five and I close my office door for the day, I am writing blog posts, articles, press releases, or my first novella.
I received my bachelors of arts degree in mass communication with a journalism concentration from Winthrop University. Despite my undergrad woes, I took two years from really writing for anyone. It all changed when I started freelancing for my sorority’s publication, The Aurora. I fell back in love with writing all over again. I knew I wanted to do it one a more consistent basis so I opted for blogging. I honestly wouldn’t have been able to do it without my support system of coaches, sorority sisters and friends who believed in my craft and purpose even when I was lost.
Always PHREA is an opportunity for young leaders to find that possibility of life, career and purpose and just go for it. I want you to reach for the stars, bee PHREA, and discover endless possibilities. Don’t be a stranger! Join in on the fun and subscribe for the latest information about Always PHREA and Starkey!
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