Atlanta-based author and speaker, Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright writes to make a difference. She writes to develop the courage for transformation and change, in our communities, our institutions and in our lives. Her work strategically addresses the types of insidious challenges we face, either in our individual lives or in our communities- be they corporate, educational, religious or otherwise-that require identity shifts and increases in capacities and competencies to bring about sustainable and meaningful change. Wright is an advocate for authenticity in our communities, no matter what our context, by aligning our aspirational identities with our lived realities.
Beth-Sarah is the author of five books. Her most recent book, DIGNITY: Seven Strategies for Creating Authentic Community, lays out a comprehensive lens through which to view and solve for insidious barriers to authenticity. Two of her books address living authentically and healing through mental health challenges by embracing and telling our stories. Another highlights her poetry and meditations as she tackles spiritual growth and development through the Nicene Creed. And also a novel traversing the lives of women across generations and the stories we may or may not pass on. For Wright, stories are the currency for dignity. She has written a children’s book forthcoming in 2022.
A former college professor at NYU and Spelman College, she currently serves as the Director of Enrollment Management at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in Atlanta and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Emory School of Medicine. 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.
Beth-Sarah 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.