Writer Ashley Ford approaches her work with intelligence, humor, openness—and vulnerability, an element that also proves important in her home. “To me, home is your safest space. And I don’t mean safety in terms of a bubble or something that keeps danger out. But just a place where you feel free to be yourself. Free to love and be loved,” Ashley says. ” . . . Home is for you to be vulnerable.”
Ashley’s writing covers topics including bodies (and feelings about bodies), Black Girl Magic and queer identity. Right now, Ashley is the host of PROFILE by BuzzFeed News, an “interview show bringing you the biggest names in news and entertainment right now.” She’s also working on writing her memoir, Somebody’s Daughter, which will be published by Flatiron Books. Her work has been featured in an impressive roster of publications, like Allure, ELLE, BuzzFeed, SELF, Slate, Teen Vogue, and The Cut. She’s been on Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 list, Brooklyn Magazine‘s Brooklyn 100 list, and been one of Time Out New York’s New Yorkers of The Year.
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