Today we’d like to introduce you to Crystal DeWindt.
Hi Crystal, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
“The most colorful past produces the most beautiful stories.” This is a motto I came up with to describe my story and remind me that all things truly work together for my good. From Brooklyn, NY to York, Pa to Baltimore, MD this young lady has a very colorful past however, it has produced the most beautiful story of triumph, resilience, and transformation. As well as helped me to have the grace, wisdom, and compassion to help and serve others.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
This journey has definitely been a bumpy one and to be honest the biggest roadblocks I’ve faced came from within. Self-sabotage and imposter syndrome will cause you to disqualify yourself, dim your light, and quite frankly give up in a way that no outside force every could. When God first placed the idea of “Girl, Let Me Tell You…” Inside of me I was a 26 year old broken little girl trying to convince everyone else and myself that I was a strong, confident, and independent woman. So every time I would go to birth the vision God gave me that little girl would sabotage it and run away. I had to heal the little girl within so that the woman I was meant to be could flourish and in doing so I ultimately came to a state of being where I could healthily birth “Girl, Let Me Tell You…”.
Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about “Girl, Let Me Tell You…”?
“Girl, Let Me Tell You…” started as the answer to a prayer I had for women. I desired for there to be a safe place for women to be transparent, transformed, empowered, educated, and experience genuine sisterhood. I desired for there to be a place for women from all walks of life to come and experience the love and power of Jesus Christ. A place where they weren’t forced to changed by a person but transformed by their experiences with God. I desired for there to be a place that brought back the sacredness and power of sisterhood. No comparison, competition, or sabotage but instead support, accountability, and unity. However, what I didn’t know was that God would birth something through me that would be the answer to my prayer.
“Girl, Let Me Tell You…” was conceived in 2016 and birth in January 2022. We had our first event “Makeup and Conversations” on March 12, 2022 where we had 4 states represented and women ranging in age from 22-51. It was truly a powerful time of transformation, empowerment, and sisterhood. our next in person event will be held in Summer 2022 and our bi-weekly meetups will be launching in the fall. We will also be partnering with other organizations in Baltimore to help restore and revitalize this beautiful city and it’s amazing communities. In addition, we are committed to providing our sisters with a strong online community full of empowering messages, moments of accountability, transformational teachings, ladies-nights, merchandise, and much more.
Our secret sauce comes from our understanding that we are a bridge anchored in Jesus Christ, that helps women crossover from who they were to who they were destined to be. It is our hope that after a woman has crossed over she will help another woman do the same. GLMTY desires that every women apart of our network would grow into their most authentic and impactful self, the woman God created them to be because those are the women who bring change to their families, community, and the world.
In essence. only God knows all that’s instore for GLMTY however, what I do know is that the evolution of “Girl, Let Me Tell You…” and the impact it will have will be unlike anything the world has experienced before.
Are there any apps, books, podcasts, blogs or other resources you think our readers should check out?
Yes, there definitely are! My favorite book in the world also happens to be the blueprint for my life and it’s called the Bible. I also love to read books on financial literacy, servanthood, and growth. I love podcast some of my favorites being “earn your leisure”, “side hustle pro”, “woman evolve”, “game changer” and “therapy for black girls”. I live by my digital panner, it has been a lifesaver and has helped me to keep things in order.
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