Crystal Lewis

An award-winning journalist interested in writing for and about women, race, and intersectionality.
Recent Articles

Photos Of Ellen Pompeo & Her Kids Are Adorable

Grey's Anatomy actress Ellen Pompeo, who plays Meredith on the hit show, kept her most recent pregnancy a secret. Pompeo and her husband Chris Ivery, who have been married since 2007, have three kids: but compared to other celebrities' children, they…
By Crystal Lewis

These Programs Could Help Stop SIDS

One of the most tragic things about SIDS is that babies from low-income families are more likely to die as the result of many different risk factors connected to poverty. Raising awareness about SIDS has been extremely important, especially for low-i…
By Crystal Lewis

The One 'Toy Story' Scene To Remember Don Rickles

Comedian Don Rickles died of kidney failure on Thursday, TMZ reported. Rickles had an amazing and long career, but to many, he's most famous for voicing Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story franchise. Here's the one Mr. Potato Head scene to remember Don …
By Crystal Lewis

Ivanka Trump Had A Meeting With Planned Parenthood

Throughout both her father's campaign and presidency, Ivanka Trump has spoken out about pay equity and child care. For many, Ivanka's passion for women's issues are a stark contrast to the Trump administration's policies that could negatively impact …
By Crystal Lewis

Anti-Abortion Laws In Other Countries Greatly Affect Mothers

Ever since Donald Trump became president, some women have been more concerned about their reproductive freedom. As state legislators and Vice President Mike Pence attempt to make getting an abortion as difficult as possible for women in the United St…
By Crystal Lewis

White House Reveals Melania Trump's First Portrait

The low-profile first lady, who has been living apart from President Donald Trump, has made few public appearances since the beginning of her husband's presidency. But Melania Trump went to the White House to participate in a longstanding tradition f…
By Crystal Lewis

How Title X Actually Decreases Abortions

Now that Vice President Mike Pence has cast his tie-breaking vote, the Senate is one step closer to allowing states to block Title X family planning funds from health providers that perform abortions. The next step will be to see if President Donald …
By Crystal Lewis

SIDS Rates In The United States Vs. Canada

The United States has a disproportionately high infant mortality rate compared to other rich countries. The leading cause of infant deaths is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. But how does the tragic rate of SIDS deaths in the United States fare…
By Crystal Lewis

How Restricting Title X Funds Affects Mothers

Vice President Mike Pence just cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate to allow states to block Title X family planning funds from health providers that perform abortions. And while that could be potentially devastating for millions of women who rely …
By Crystal Lewis

Betsy DeVos Compares Education To Taking An Uber

There may not be anyone more out-of-touch with the nation's education system than the very person in charge of it, education secretary Betsy DeVos. During a speech at Brookings Institute, DeVos suggested that the controversial issue of expanding scho…
By Crystal Lewis

Justin Baldoni's Best Parenting Instas Are Perfect

Justin Baldoni plays a devoted dad of three on Jane The Virgin, but it's quite obvious that he's just as devoted to his daughter in real-life - and probably even more. His posts on social media always contain such beautiful and important messages abo…
By Crystal Lewis

Justin Baldoni's Most Recent Insta Is So Relatable

The average parent has 736,148 pictures of their kids (approximately). Capturing your child growing up and reaching big milestones in his or her life is important to so many parents. But Jane The Virgin star Justin Baldoni posted a video of his daugh…
By Crystal Lewis

Will The Next ACA Replacement Exclude Maternity Care?

The American Health Care Act's disastrous failure was welcome news to millions of Americans, especially women. That's because a later version of the bill excluded requirements for insurance plans to cover women's health care services, including mater…
By Crystal Lewis

Italy May Give Women Paid Menstrual Leave

Many women know what it's like to try to concentrate on your work when all you want to do is curl up in the fetal position with a heating pad. Trying to type a simple email becomes 10 times harder when you're in pain. But for women in Italy who exper…
By Crystal Lewis

How To Help Find Washington DC's Missing Girls

A dozen teen girls are missing in the Washington D.C. area, and it's causing panic on social media. The hashtag #missingDCgirls was trending on Twitter on Friday, and has brought attention to this critical issue. Spreading the word is important to ma…
By Crystal Lewis

What Will Happen To The AHCA Now?

President Donald Trump pushed to vote on the American Health Care Act on Friday, despite some Republicans being opposed to the bill. But at the last minute — about an hour before the vote on the bill was scheduled — President Trump has asked Speaker …
By Crystal Lewis

Meteorologist Creates Hilarious DIY Breast Milk Bottles

There are many fears for moms returning to work after maternity leave. Worrying about how you'll continue to bond with your baby, and staying on top of work and a baby is stressful, and frankly, sometimes you just can't be on top of it all. And for b…
By Crystal Lewis

How Will The Russia Investigation Affect Neil Gorsuch?

This week, Judge Neil Gorsuch went through confirmation hearings to be appointed to the Supreme Court. But in the midst of the hearings, there have been some doubts about whether it is appropriate to appoint a judge nominated by President Donald Trum…
By Crystal Lewis

Kaitlyn Bristowe's Quotes On Pregnancy Are Empowering

More women are freezing their eggs, and a former star of The Bachelorette is taking some of the stigma off of the decision. Kaitlyn Bristowe has opened up about her desire for a family, and why she chose to freeze her eggs. Here are some of Bristowe'…
By Crystal Lewis

Here's Why Many British Women Stop Breastfeeding Early

Breast is best, if it's possible for mothers, but for many mothers in the United Kingdom, formula is the solution. Although health experts agree that babies should primarily drink breast milk, in Britain, there are barriers that keep that from happen…
By Crystal Lewis