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Q&A with Kirby Michael Wright, Question #6

Updated: Feb 12, 2019



Kulia Naoho, my Great Great Grandmother

Have you been to Hawaii?


Yes, I was born and raised in Honolulu. I attended Punahou School and also UH-Manoa. I spent every summer with my grandmother on her horse ranch on the east end of Moloka’i. She gave me my first horse when I was four. That mare dropped a foal the morning after I “rode her to death,” according my grandmother. My father told his mother to never mention I had Hawaiian blood because of the discrimination he experienced as a boy growing up in Honolulu.

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