Writer Crissle West moved to New York City in 2012 in search of the meaning of life and neighbors who believe in gun control. Born in Louisiana and raised in Oklahoma, Crissle is a half-hearted lesbian who enjoys spending countless hours watching Beyoncé performances online and pretending that updating her Tumblr is an acceptable substitute for writing. Her work has been published in ESSENCE magazine and she most recently spoke on an NYU panel on media and LGBT identity. Crissle’s essays can be found on her eponymous website, updated biweekly.
The Read, Named one of Itunes “Top Podcasts of 2013,” The Read features Kid Fury and Crissle delivering their weekly “read” of hip-hop and pop culture’s most trying stars. Throwing shade and spilling tea with a flippant and humorous attitude, no star is safe from Fury and Crissle unless their name is Beyonce. Or Blue Ivy.