Meet the Writer

Crystal Rose (she/her/li)

I am a second generation Haitian American and of Irish descent. I live in Seattle, WA with my life partner Keith who also adores climbing and traveling. I have always been interested in writing and enjoyed writing classes in college, but never pursued it seriously. With having found my voice through DEIJ work in climbing, writing has become an essential tool for me to take up space in a meaningful way.

I currently give most of my DEIJ time in climbing to an affinity group in Washington. My partner and I developed the Rock Instruction curriculum and serve as co-Director of Rock Instruction, Rock Guide, and in any other capacity the organization requires. Through this work I hope to encourage climbers to become and continue to be leaders in their communities while bringing their whole selves into a sport that deserves multiple perspectives.

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