Hi! I’m Kristin, and welcome to ByKristinWright.com.
I’m a girl based in Washington DC, where I work in human rights and religious freedom on Capitol Hill.
I’m passionate about the work I do, and grateful for the courageous people I meet in my travels around the world – from the parents of Nigeria’s kidnapped Chibok girls, who opened up their lives to me when I visited Nigeria to listen to their heartache and share their story, to the Iraqi women I’ve met who are tackling their new lives with grace, dignity, and beauty, in spite of displacement.
I’m passionate about the people I’ve met in Lisbon, Portugal and on planes traveling to and from Casablanca, Morocco, and along the southern coast of Spain and the beautiful U.S. destinations that I frequent in LA and New York.
Everywhere I go I witness the lives of people who exhibit courage in simply being who they are.
Everywhere I go I have the privilege of meeting wholehearted people – and specifically people who have the courage to launch out into the world and be themselves, to the fullest, wherever they are, whoever they are.
That’s one of the reasons I launched this blog.
I want to share a little bit more of the wholehearted me. Because I don’t just write reports and meet with members of Congress and do media work and share about my passion for human rights. That’s my job and I love it.
(And of course, if you’re here and you would like to read more of my work on human rights and religious freedom, please feel free to check out my columns at The Huffington Post and op-eds on FOX News. I also periodically appear on FOX and CBN, among other outlets, providing context on these topics.)
But, of course, even though my job is something I am tremendously passionate about, there is more to me than my work!
There is more to all of us.
For instance, I also drink iced tea at local cafes, read inspiring books (usually about 5 at one time), spend hours in airport lounges, over-pack for trips, under-pack for trips (seriously – if you’re looking for an expert on packing for trips, let’s just be honest, it isn’t me!), shop until I drop, dress up, dress down, explore new restaurants, decorate my apartment, go to the theater, and dream about the future all while trying to be in the present.
But let’s be real for a second.
I also have fears. I have days when I want to pull the covers over my head and not show up for anything. I battle negative self-talk about who I am and where I am in my life. I have a past. But I also have a future. And, most importantly, I have a “now.”
We all do.
I’m glad you’re here, and I would love to connect. My hope with this blog is that you will feel welcomed and uplifted… and perhaps, that something will resonate along the way. You can email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m glad you’re here.