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Crystal Cheatham, Founder & CEO

Crystal Cheatham (she/hers) received her MFA from Antioch University. She is an LGBTQ rights activist with a focus on religious liberty. Since 2011 Crystal has worked simultaneously as a ghostwriter and queer rights activist with groups such as Soulforce and the Attic Youth Center. As an entrepreneur Crystal is the founder of two projects: Our Bible App and The IDentity Kit, both of which provided resources for marginalized communities of faith.  As an outspoken activist she has written for The Huffington Post on the intersections of faith and sexual identity, a faith and spirituality column for the Philadelphia Gay Newspaper, sat on the steering committee of the HRC as the Faith & Spirituality chair, and partnered with Equality PA to influence clergy to support non-discrimination legislation. She is the host of Lord Have Mercy, a podcast about God, sex and the Bible, and has been featured in TeenVogue, Autostraddle, and LGBTQNation amongst others. Contact Crystal at Crystal@ourbibleapp.com.


Off the top of my head I can count on both hands a list of women who far outshine me here in Philly and deserve to be on this list. What an honor and a true blessing to be named on the Essence#Woke100Women2018 list. Thank you for seeing me and my work with Our Bible app