My life is much like an untraveled road; full of bumps, sharp turns, uphill struggles, and road blocks. Now now, this is not a post ranting about my life and how horrible it is — don’t worry yourself. I am very blessed and despite the hardships, I see a great future ahead for me. As for this post in particular, I’d just like to take the time to write about myself for introductory purposes.
My name is Cryssa Leigh Martin, and I am a singer-songwriter/pianist from Orlando, Florida. I have been writing music and songs since I was eight years old, never having any real vocal or piano training. As well, I engineer and produce my own work; and while it may not be the best quality out there from a production standpoint, it gets the job done, and a whole lot cheaper.
My dream is the typical dream: to make it big. For me, it’s not about the money or the fame; rather because I enjoy writing and performing so much that I cannot imagine doing anything else. Furthermore, I feel each of my songs have a special message to share that I feel others will be able to relate to on a personal basis. My songs tend to fall into the pop/rock genre, and inspirational in nature; though I do write songs that are not-so-inspirational as well, from time to time. I’m just getting my foot in the door, which I regret that I did not really give it all I had sooner; however, I truly believe in “better late than never.”
I am also a huge advocate for civil rights and anti-bullying; as for civil rights, most specifically toward the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community. I hold this community close to home, as by default, I’m part of it due to being transgender and bisexual. Beyond that, however, I support civil rights simply because I feel we all should have the freedom to live our lives how we want, so long as it is not hurting anyone else (directly or indirectly), and not illegal and/or against basic morals.
As for my personal interests… My son means the world to me and is my everything. I’m laid back; a total beach bum; love music with steel drums; enjoy photography, videography, acting, being outside, traveling, shooting guns, muscle cars, seeing movies (ironically not much of a fan of watching TV though), being around others, and much more. As for music and movies, I like a bit of everything really.
Okay, so there you have it—me in a nutshell. If you’d like to ask me a sincere question or leave a sincere comment, you are more than welcome to either on here or on Twitter (@CryssLeigh)!
Thanks for reading.