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Crystal Saiyge Consulting, llc
My journey began as a bossy 10 year-old writer in the DMV. Fast-forward to my teen years, and I was an art student at St. John's College High School in Dc, making found-object sculptures and poetry. My time was divided between volleyball and art until I graduated college.
In my 20s, I was a Communications student at Cheyney University of PA.
( the first HBCU)
Graduating 7th in my class of 200, I skipped off with a Bachelor of Arts, lots of honor cords and awards.
I, then, worked as a live-in counselor at a group home before going to graduate school.
I dabbled in anthropology, neuroscience, and first amendment law at American University and the Newseum's Religious Freedom Institute, respectively.
I eventually graduated from Wesley Seminary with a Masters of Theological Studies. My thesis was an ethnography on the God-brain and the religiosity of Black women.
I can be found on file in Wesley's library.
I spent my 3 years in seminary as an organizer-activist-minister at The Sanctuaries, Dc which was an interfaith non-non-profit for social justice, arts and spirituality. This picture <-- is at an laid-back church type of event I led with my partners and was eventually filmed by CBS in a special called Faith, Spirituality, and the Future.
Now I am an itinerant minister in the Unitarian Universalist faith which is a big group of seekers that is united by commitment instead of doctrines.
I specifically am agnostic and practice Buddhism, while people surrounding me can be anything from Orthodox Jewish to Atheist. We celebrate everyone's faith together.
I consult across various disciplines
(check out my long-term client/ company that I run Lumbricina.org) and do seasonal work as a recreation speciality instructor for the Parks &Rec Dept.
I have two kiddos and a husband, which remains my favorite ministry.
Crystal Saiyge Services
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