Crystal E. Monds is an Atlanta based fine artist, activist, and healing practitioner.

Her creative work centers on Black women, queer folks, ritual, and Creole culture & history.
Her healing work honors Black queer women who are invested in Black liberation.

As an active liberationist, she utilizes photography and other creative mediums to share and further explore less visible cultural information.

“For liberation work to hold much weight, it’s super important to me that the things we talk about and promote are the things we are actually doing in our everyday lives and from the heart. These are the reasons my work is very personal and reflective. I like to create introspective photographic works that feature Black women and require intense ritual to complete the work.

I remember hearing Miriam Makeba say in a documentary that she was always a healer, and her medium became her music. This resonated with me so much in how I approach my work.”
-Crystal E. Monds