The DIGNITY Lens is a transformative, comprehensive set of seven strategies to look deeply at our institutional challenges and create means of bridging the gap between our aspirations and our current reality, thereby becoming more authentic and creating sustainable change. That’s a huge task! And it probably won’t happen overnight. Where do you start? While DIGNITY: Seven Strategies for Creating Authentic Community (2020), introduces you to these tenets and provides great context for this work, The DIGNITY Lens Workbook provides facilitated exercises and tools to engage with this work and to make progress in narrowing the gap. The DIGNITY Lens can be implemented by anyone, at any time and in any place. You don’t need to have formal authority or expertise to create change. The DIGNITY Lens Workbook presents the framework, but it is your imagination, willingness to take some risks, and alignment with purpose that will maximize its efficacy. It’s a necessary partnership and collaboration. Let’s embark on this essential work together and see your community thrive!


“The tenets of DIGNITY are an investment in healthy relationships and genuine community. You will find within these pages a framework for positive change and growth no matter the setting.”
Klaas Baks, Professor in the Practice of Finance; Executive Director, Center for Alternative Investments, Emory University


“This is not a problem-solving book but rather one which seeks to open readers’ hearts, minds, and, above all, eyes to see differently; to engage in the patient, reflective and self-reflexive exercise of naming, and then interrogating, the biases and assumptions that cloud our normal vision; to rethink, reconsider, and reimagine through the lens of dignity—that God-given gift humanity has in common yet which is all too often violated—situations in which there is a mismatch between aspiration and actuality.”
Anne Tomlinson, Scottish Episcopal Institute, Edinburgh, UK

$ 14.95 as printed book

About the Author

BETH-SARAH WRIGHT, PhD, author, speaker, and co-founder of Thrive With Dignity, LLC, is an advocate for authenticity in our communities, no matter what our context, by aligning our aspirational identities with our lived realities. A former college professor at NYU and Spelman College, she is currently 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 earned her PhD at New York University, an MPhil at Cambridge University, and a BA at Princeton University. Beth-Sarah is originally from Jamaica and has lived and studied worldwide, from Edinburgh, Scotland, to San Juan, Puerto Rico. She and her husband Rob, reside in Atlanta, GA, and they are parents to five children. She is the author of six books. Her website is located at