Lakita Garth Wright has spent her career educating culture about the biblical view of human sexuality. She loves showing people how much they are worth, and how that should inform the way they live their lives. This has informed her work as both a speaker and an author.
Lakita is a graduate of the University of Southern California and a former Miss Black California. She has been a model for Nike and Reebok and has appeared in numerous commercials and television shows including The View, Tyra Banks, Bill O’Reilly, Inside Edition, The Morning Show, Joy Behar, Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect, Focus on the Family’s Mind Over Media, BET, MTV and toured with her rap group on MTV’s “Rock the Vote” tour. She has also been featured in several magazines including People, ESSENCE, Seventeen, Vogue, Vibe, Gospel Today, and Charisma.
Lakita has addressed millions of teenagers through motivational assemblies across the United States and internationally. She has testified before the U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Senate on teen pregnancy prevention, HIV and women of color, the Impact of Media on Adolescence, and Shifting Adolescent Social Norms. Ms. Wright has also consulted on those areas with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Kenya, Puerto Rico, and Hollywood as well: UPN's Emmy-nominated show (host and associate producer) The Truth About Sex, The Bernie Mac Show, and My Wife and Kids. She is an accomplished dancer, rapper, and producer of live events. She has also been a voting member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Lakita is a speaker on various issues such as race relations, politics, feminism, HIV/AIDS, Christ in culture, and the impact of media on adolescent behavior. In 2007, she authored the book, “The Naked Truth; About Sex, Love, and Relationships,” which was called “the bible” of sexual abstinence by former Director of Domestic Policy Advisor to President G. W. Bush.
She serves on the executive boards of the National Abstinence Clearinghouse, FONDWA, an economic development organization in Haiti, and Strategic Christian Services. Lakita is married to Jeffrey Wright. They have six children and reside in Chicago, IL.
“Lakita captivated our teens from the moment she took the stage. She connects with teens by using phrases/terminology they can easily relate to. Our parents and staff members also came away from this event feeling more equipped to share the abstinence message.”