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Crissle West is a writer and the female co-host of hit comedy podcast The Read. Raised in Oklahoma, Crissle moved to NYC in June 2012 in search of neighbors who believe in both gun and birth control. She enjoys spending countless hours watching Beyoncé performances online and pretending that updating her Tumblr is an acceptable substitute for writing.

Crissle's written work has been published in ESSENCE magazine and she has appeared on panels covering race, gender, and sexuality at NYU, UC - Riverside, Murray State University, and the American Studies Association. Her webisode & television appearances include MTV2's "Uncommon Sense", MTV News' "Decoded", and Comedy Central's "Drunk History".

Crissle considers being featured on Beyoncé’s Facebook page to be her greatest achievement. She can be reached at crisslegwest @ or via