Author. Speaker. Change-maker.
I write to make a difference. I write to develop the courage for transformation and change, in our communities, our institutions and in our lives. My 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.
Atlanta-based author and speaker, Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright advocates for authenticity in our communities, no matter what our context, by aligning our aspirational identities with our lived realities. She is the author of five books, most recently DIGNITY: Seven Strategies for Creating Authentic Community, which lays out a comprehensive lens through which to view and solve for insidious barriers to authenticity. 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. 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.