My name is Crystallea and unless you have heard my music, or recently
read about me on the internet then you don’t know who I am despite that I
have been a musician my whole life. I was named after country singer
Crystal Gayle and actress Jamie Lee Curtis. My last name, Monroe, is
reminiscent of the beautiful star and sex symbol I’ve looked up to since
I was a child. My story began on Friday the thirteenth in July. People
have always said, “Wow, you were born unlucky”, but I beg to differ.
After such a tumultuous early life I consider myself lucky to still be
here and writing this.
My life is full of secrets from behind the
silver screen. I could label drop or name drop and tell the whole truth
of my story, but what purpose would that really serve? I’m not sure how
many of you would even believe me. From a young age I began to chase my
dreams of being a performing musician. As I grew up and into my own
body I became more and more seduced by the allure of fortune and fame.
Success, however, doesn’t always follow desire. The cameras stopped
flashing for me and I soon fell into a rut. This was made much deeper
and more painful, first from my mother’s suicide and then from the loss
of my eldest daughter.
I began praying for an angel to save me and fell into the loving but
deadly arms of addiction. I was taught from age three that no matter
what the show must go on and drugs became the only way I could make it
to the next day still wearing a smile on my face. I hated myself for who
I had become; I doubted myself and what I had believed my purpose was.
the music industry if you want to portray the image of being a rockstar
then you have to party like a rockstar. It’s all part of the game and
success in the business doesn’t depend on how good of a musician you
are… it depends much more on how good of an image you have. Unless
everyone in the world knows your face and you have money and labels to
back your name then you are a ‘nobody’. Expect to be treated as such.
One of the most famous slogans I’ve ever heard is, “Hollywood, a place
where dreams come true”. It makes it sound as if everyone has a chance.
It’s so heartbreaking how many young people chasing their dreams have
fallen prey to addiction and lost faith, hope, and then their lives.
has taken me my whole life to realize the gift of my music is not a
monetary one; it’s having the ability to create change. Using the right
words can inspire someone to believe in themselves. I just want those
like me and fellow musicians on a mission who fight to live a dream
--who may have become an addict themselves-- to keep trying every day,
to keep fighting no matter how far gone they may be. Do not give up and
instead, endure. Let your pain be the pen that writes the lyrics that
saves someone’s life. Don’t let people hold you down for being honest
about yourself. Be proud of yourself for following your heart, and you
will stronger than before. If you survive this then maybe the answer to
who you are is at the end of this road.
Now I am the new mother of a
beautiful daughter and the owner of a really cool hydroponics store Indoor Growers in
sunny Jacksonville, Florida. I may not be a big deal in the music
industry but the mission I live for is. I live my life so I can change
the lives of others. I want make miracles happen; I may not know exactly
how I’m going to do it, but I do know I want to be a part of a
large-scale peace, love, and freedom movement that saves lives by
funding the dreams of inspired individuals.
So please join in on the
new revolution. Check out my music, website, and store. Feel free to
contact me to find out what we have going on. I am looking for people
with ideas in the creative arts, ideas for the hydroponics industry,
business partners, musicians, and more. Let’s build an empire of
companies full of caring, that’s willing to work with others who have
recovered from addiction and give them a chance. Let’s bring back the
"Sing with me, Sing for the children, Sing for the
children with big dreams! Help them believe in things unseen, because
miracles only happen when you DREAM!!!"
With love and prosperity to you all,
XOXOX Crystallea Monroe