Crystal Smith is the author of The Achilles Effect: What Pop Culture is Teaching Young Boys about Masculinity. Through her achilleseffect.com blog and social media channels, Crystal discusses current depictions of masculinity in popular culture and their potential impact on boys. Her work has been covered in The Boston Globe, Advertising Age, and Feministing, and she has appeared on HuffPost Live and The Roy Green Show. She lives in Oakville, Ontario with her husband and two children.
In January, 2016, she published her second book, Boys, Sex & Media: Helping Boys Make Smart Decisions about Sex in a Popular Culture Dominated by Stereotypes & Sexism.