Podcast 7: Crystal Swain-Bates Interview (Goldest Karat Publishing) Part One

Crystal Swain-Bates_Author and Founder of Goldest Karat Publishing

Crystal Swain-Bates, Founder of Goldest Karat Publishing

For this recording of “Roots & Culture: The Natural Hair Podcast”, I had the pleasure of chatting with Crystal Swain-Bates. Crystal is a native of Atlanta, GA, and holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Florida State University. She is an avid world traveler, author, and the owner of Goldest Karat Publishing.

Goldest Karat is a boutique publisher of educational non-fiction titles and entertaining children’s books aimed at African-American audiences. Goldest Karat’s goal is to fill the diversity gap in traditional publishing by providing readers with high quality books featuring characters of African descent. 

Crystal Swain-Bates_Author and Founder of Goldest Karat Publishing

Crystal Swain-Bates, author of Big Hair, Don’t Care stands in front of some of her books.

Crystal’s children’s books include Big Hair, Don’t Care, I’m a Pretty
Princess, Naturally Me!, Supermommy, The Colorful Adventures
of Zoe & Star, The Colorful Adventures of Cody & Jay, Black Fairy
Tales, and the natural hair inspired coloring book Color My Fro.

In part one of this three part show, Crystal shares with us:

  • What inspired her to go natural
  • Why she feels every woman should go natural at some point
  • How she feels about hair typing
  • What she feels are the positives and negatives of hair typing
  • How she came to start writing children’s books
  • What role the media plays in shaping a child’s self-esteem
  • And a whole lot more!
Big Hair, Don't Care_Bookcover_Crystal-Swain-Bates

Big Hair, Don’t Care

Naturally-Me_Bookcover_Crystal-Swain-Bates

Naturally Me!

Crystal-Swain-Bates_Supermommy_Bookcover

Supermommy

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