Crystal Mahey-Morgan began her career as a freelance journalist at the age of 16 writing for publications such as the Guardian and The Face Magazine. While still 16, she promoted a series of open mic events which were a fusion of hip hop and more conventional forms of poetry and was a performance poet herself. At the age of 19 Mahey-Morgan became Marketing Manager for Raindance Film festival and soon after embarked on a career within Publishing, firstly working as Literary Assistant at Peter, Fraser and Dunlop (PFD), then joining Random House in 2009. She left her position as Online/Digital Account Manager for Penguin Random House in 2014 to realise a long held vision of bringing fresh voices and new stories to market in representative, inclusive and pioneering ways. Mahey-Morgan founded OWN IT! – a storytelling lifestyle brand across books, music, fashion and film – in 2015 which she runs with Creative Director Jason Morgan.
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