Krissah Thompson

Feature WriterWashington, D.C.


The massacre in Charleston has black parishes grappling with their open-door policies.

  • Jun 20, 2015

The Democratic activist found her voice when she strayed beyond party lines. It can be a bit lonely out there.

  • Jun 17, 2015

The personal journey of Rachel Dolezal is extreme — but not an unheard of one in the U.S.

  • Jun 12, 2015

In graduation speeches this year, the first lady speaks with unusual candor about race, society and her own experience.

  • Jun 11, 2015

The first lady told high school grads that she and the president “know that everything we do and say can either confirm the myths about folks like us — or it can change those myths.“

  • Jun 9, 2015

She does not sweat.

  • May 20, 2015

Forget about retiring: Like other first couples, the Obamas are planning for their post-White House years now.

  • May 11, 2015

She had no prestigious degree or VIP connections, but now she has one of the White House’s biggest jobs.

  • May 7, 2015

She hopes the results of her push to end childhood obesity will last beyond her husband’s presidency.

  • May 3, 2015

The women who will headline tonight’s state dinner share similar issues and hobbies.

  • Apr 28, 2015
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Krissah Thompson began writing for The Washington Post in 2001. She has covered business and has also been an enterprise writer on the National staff, traveling the country to interview voters during the 2008 presidential campaign. More recently, she has written about civil rights, race and politics. Now she is a Style writer, who covers First Lady Michelle Obama and writes about a broad range of not-so famous people, who unlike FLOTUS do not require Secret Service protection. She lives in Upper Marlboro with her husband Danny and the ever-energetic Jayden. Also: Native Houstonian. UT-Austin alum. Life-long Journalist. She tweets @krissah30.
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