I am becoming who I am!! Educator. Storyteller and poet. Change maker.
A daughter of God, Jamaican and lover of the sun; a wife, mother, daughter, and sister, I battle depression and am a seeker of joy.
All of who I am today is a mosaic of stories; a boundless series of chapters with endings and new beginnings; of soul valleys and triumphant mountaintops; of profound pain and yearned for joy; all the while holding onto the unwavering possibility of hope.
I embrace my life-story, adore my family, love Jesus’ story and am so grateful for God for everything in life including my most devastating experiences with depression, the social ills and grievous trials we witness everyday and for the healing and joy that is possible in spite of it all!
Because of that joy I can’t help but talk about it. I want to tell my story and encourage others to share their stories so that we may all benefit together as we travel on our healing journeys.
I believe we are all on some journey towards authenticity and wholeness in our bodies, souls and minds, in our institutions and in our world.
The difference between being WHOLE and having a HOLE in our souls and hearts is simply a W. And the W is for Worship. The question is,
What STORY do you worship?
More about me…
Atlanta-based inspirational writer and speaker, Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright tackles issues of authentic living as an observer and ethnographer, advocate for mental health and as an institutional strategist. She is the author of five books, Me? Depressed? A Story of Depression from Denial to Discovery, Ten Things I Wish I Knew About Depression Before It Almost Took My Life, a spiritual novel, Weeping May Endure for a Night, a book of poetry and spiritual reflections on the Nicene Creed, Becoming Who I Am: Reflections on Wholeness and Embracing Our Divine Stories and DIGNITY: Seven Strategies for Creating Authentic Community. She holds a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University, an MPhil in Anthropology from Cambridge University and a BA (magna cum laude) from Princeton University in Sociology and Afro-American studies. A former college professor at NYU and Spelman College, she currently serves as the Director of Enrollment Management at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Emory School of Medicine. Dr. Wright is originally from Jamaica and has lived and studied worldwide, from Edinburgh, Scotland to San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is married to Robert C. Wright, the Episcopal Bishop of Atlanta and they are parents to 5 children: Jordan, Emmanuel, Selah, Noah and Moses-Daniel.