In memory of Kristen Anne Hoey

Posted on 26 July 2018


Today, WAO honours the life and memory of Kristen Anne Hoey, who passed away from cancer at age 32, exactly a year ago. 

Kristen grew up in the US, and worked in various parts of the world, including in Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, and Paris. While in Malaysia, Kristen volunteered actively with WAO. Last year, Kristen started Kanla Solutions, a logistics company based in KL. One of her dreams was to include a social justice arm in the company, to provide opportunities for disadvantaged women. Her venture was well underway when she discovered she had cancer.

Friends describe Kristen as adventurous, brave, vibrant, witty, kind, and full of zest for life. “She was such a smart, kind, and vivacious person, the kind of person everyone loved to have around,” writes a friend in Malaysia. 

To remember Kristen and her commitment to women’s rights, her friends and family made contributions to WAO in her honour. We are incredibly touched and we thank them for their generosity. May Kristen’s memory, and all that she stood for, be kept alive.

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