Trisha Kehaulani Watson

Trisha Kehaulani Watson is a Kaimuki resident, small business owner, and bibliophile. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Hawaii and J.D. from the William S. Richardson School of Law. She writes about environmental issues, cultural resource management, and the intersection between culture and politics. Opinions are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect Civil Beat's views. You can follow or contact her on Twitter at @hehawaiiau.
Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Why Hawaii’s Best Future Is Female Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Why Hawaii’s Best Future Is Female

Women have been on the front lines of Hawaiian marches for decades. Now they are increasingly emerging as community leaders.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: A Wave Of Entitled Tourists Shows The Need For Action Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: A Wave Of Entitled Tourists Shows The Need For Action

My husband worked in the hotel industry for 18 years. The stories he shares are hilarious. Tourists asking the front…
Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Working Through The Endless Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Working Through The Endless Pandemic

People are exhausted and overworked, so remember that next time you get irritated at a government worker.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Passing Of Haunani-Kay Trask And The Uplifting Of A Nation UH Manoa photo/Kapulani Landgraf

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Passing Of Haunani-Kay Trask And The Uplifting Of A Nation

No scholar has had a more profound impact on the intellectual development of the Hawaiian community.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Hawaii Must Act Now To Promote Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Trisha Kehaulani Watson/Civil Beat/2021

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Hawaii Must Act Now To Promote Diversity, Equity And Inclusion

It’s shortsighted to wait until tensions boil over before having important conversations about making our island communities as just, fair and equitable as possible.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: ʻO Ka Wā Kākoʻo Kaiāulu Kēia, Pēlā Lākou E Kākoʻo Ai Iā Lākou Iho Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: ʻO Ka Wā Kākoʻo Kaiāulu Kēia, Pēlā Lākou E Kākoʻo Ai Iā Lākou Iho

Ua hoʻokumu mai hoʻi paha ka maʻi ahulau COVID-19 he mau ālaina i ʻike ʻole ʻia ma mua aʻe, he minamina maoli naʻe ke loaʻa ʻole pū mai he mau manawa e makepono ai auaneʻi.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: It’s Time To Face Painful Truths About Racism Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: It’s Time To Face Painful Truths About Racism

Apologies can’t undue the past, but they are an important part of healing and creating change.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Celebrating The Resilience Of The Class Of 2021 Trisha Kehaulani Wilson/Civil Beat/2021

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Celebrating The Resilience Of The Class Of 2021

During a time in which we all did our best to “keep calm and carry on,” the pandemic took a heavy toll on high school seniors as they navigated their future.