Who I am.

I am a writer, poet, artist, and activist. 

I am passionate about storytelling and its ability to transform the world. Words can be powerful, if we use them well. They influence our opinions, expand our knowledge, and have the ability build bridges of compassion and understanding. My hope is that my words will add something positive and important to the conversation. Most often, you'll find me writing about feminism, identity, mindful living, food, and wellness. I'm prone to use oxford commas and semicolons—and the occasional em dash.

Laite Jewelry is my little online shop, where I dabble in bringing pretty things to life with bits of gold. I love creating pieces that are dainty and feminine, using hand-cut gemstones, delicate wire, and hammered textures. I work only in cold connections, which means no heat or chemicals are involved in the creation of my pieces—safe for you, and safe for the artist.  


I studied English at both Dickinson College and Flagler College before graduating early honors with my Bachelor of Arts in 2013. During my undergraduate career, I also dabbled in creative writing classes and women's & gender studies courses. I received my certificate in nutrition through Cornell University in 2016. For the past few years, I've worked in marketing and communications, helping businesses, organizations, and individuals find their voice and engage their audience.

I currently work as a project manager for a software development company and occasionally write for my local monthly newspaper, The Observer. In my spare time, I write poetry, volunteer in the arts, and enjoy laughing with my husband.

To get in touch, please email me at kristynleewrites@gmail.com.