Hi CreativeMornings Community!
My name is Ashley. I love life and exploring. I'm extremely curious, kind and thrive off of meeting new people. I always look for the sliver lining and live by the Golden Rule.
A few of my favorite things: the ocean, dancing, sunshine, beer, a great adventure, good food, and spontaneity.
I can't wait to meet you along the way!
Always go with your gut.
Ashley’s CreativeMornings activity
"She grew up moving around with the camels and the goats. So, wherever the sun sets, that's where they sleep; wherever the clouds are, that's where they go."
My mother, who is a very strong, nomadic woman, who grew up herding goats and cows, walking several hundred miles - and this is sometime unbelievable - she has never known that she lived in country called Somalia until she was really 17 years old."
Abdi Iftin Abdi Iftin
"Art is much more nimble and responsive to the issues that we see in society. In fact, it is an early warning system for some of the challenges we will see."
"Art has awful manners."
"Mary Beard, a really famous historian - she's phenomenal - just wrote a book about how we see. [She] talks about art, not being about the person who made it, but what others made of it. And that's what I really like about art. It forces us to decode what we are seeing. It forces us to go through some mental gymnastics."
Trevor Hughes The Preserve of Privacy
There are all of these different populations of people who are just waiting to be included. And they are just waiting. So I would hope that all of us - me too, and Beyonce - will continue to keep doing what we can to bring more people together and make everybody feel welcome.
When I think about what it means to be inclusive, it means to me, that nobody has to apologize for what they bring into the room. No one is any better than anybody else because of what they bring into the room.
I really had to think about, did I want to replicate the exclusion that I was feeling or did I want to do something different?
Courtney D. Marshall Every Body's Welcome
In order to pull this job off, they take this barge here, and bring this barge underneath the span at low tide, and then wait for the tide to rise. Then once the bottom quarter of this truss make contact with the barge, they cut away the steal, and then float this section right out.
We've had some very real failures and we never really knew where we were going or who we were trying to be. We just knew that we wanted to collaborate, we had this desire to collaborate in this life, on this work and in whatever form that takes.
Doing the things you're good at can lead to really awesome opportunities if you follow through - saying yes to things.
So what the f*ck does it mean to follow the energy? Some people call it synchronicity, some people call it the Law of Attraction, other people call it just when just line up. But because of this month's theme, we're going to call it symmetry.
So following the energy...this is the part where we talk about our nonexistent business plan and how we've made it 11 years.
But you're always slowly trying to acquire just a little bit more, totally boot-strapped as we can grow this business selling prints.
"She was a beacon of light and diesel fuel, and gallons of coffee, and boobs and a message of support."
"And I decided I needed to build it. That I needed to create a tool to unite us all and to get us off the bathroom floor. A bright light in a world of bathroom stalls."
Richard Hopley Bridging the Piscataqua