In this episode, Dr. Meeks sits down with Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright and has a conversation around respect and dignity based on her new book Dignity. In the Episcopal Church, we often speak of dignity. We especially speak of it when we renew our Baptismal Covenant in that we recommit ourselves to respecting the dignity of every human being. While we strive for this, sometimes we fall short. Listen in for the full conversation on dignity, the stories, and the challenges of living into this call as followers of Jesus.
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.