Aloha, I'm Krista Aoki —
a social change digital marketer.

I help small businesses tell stories, build relationships, and make an impact.

I help impact-driven organizations grow their online visibility so they can focus on what they do best: making a positive impact and transforming the lives of others.

It's what I do at kapwa studio, where we help impact-driven businesses create relationships online through organic growth, community building and storytelling.

I also write the Big Island Beat, a weekly newsletter about events happening on the Big Island. Occasionally, I take on other (select) freelance projects.

orgs I've made an impact alongside

My promise to you

To give you space & knowledge to evolve.

My goal is to join you on your journey to the next level of self & business.

I like to read

Right now, I'm creating, a directory of books by authors and illustrators who are Black, Indigenous or People of Color.


A free weekly newsletter about what’s happening on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi

Helping impact-driven brands create long-lasting relationships through social media

A directory of books by Black, Indigenous, or People of Color authors and illustrators

Educate, engage, and empower the world with simple solutions to global problems

I like to write

My writing weaving research, culture, and storytelling has been featured in publications including The Startup, Highly Sensitive Refuge, and Curiosity Saves.

I like to tell stories

I'm fulfilling my life purpose at kapwa studio, helping POC-owned brands reach their next level of business through community-driven marketing on Instagram.