Ashley C. Ford

March 30, 8:30am - 10:00am EDT. Hosted at 501 Union

part of a series on Courage

About the speaker

Ashley C. Ford lives in Brooklyn by way of Indiana. She is currently writing her memoir, Somebody’s Daughter, which will be published by Flatiron Books under the imprint An Oprah Book. Ford also hosts Brooklyn-based news & culture TV show (and podcast!), 112BK, contributes to CupOfJo.Com, and she also hosts Fortune Favors The Bold, a collaboration between Gimlet Creative and Mastercard.

Ford has written or guest-edited for The Guardian,ELLE, BuzzFeed, Slate, Teen Vogue, New York Magazine, Lenny Letter, INTO and various other web and print publications. She’s taught creative nonfiction writing at The New School and Catapult.Co, and also had her work listed among Longform & Longread’s Best of 2017.

Ford previously worked as a development executive for Matter Studios, where she focused on web series and documentaries, and was also the host of the first season of Audible.Com’s literary interview series, Authorized. She has been named among Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 in Media (2017), Brooklyn Magazine’s Brooklyn 100 (2016), and Time Out New York’s New Yorkers of The Year (2017)“

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Additional details

We’re having a volunteer sign interpreter this month.

CreativeMornings/NewYork / Kate Bornstein

Reserved seats are available for anyone who is Deaf or hard of hearing. Email us to reserve a ticket.

About our interpreter: Canara Price volunteers in the deaf community as an interpreter for civil rights organizations, churches, and several schools and agencies. She is the founder and executive director of People’s Theatre, Inc., a non-profit organization exposing under privileged communities to the performing arts. She has produced and/or directed over 40 productions with this company. She is also an award winning producer and director as well as a member of Black Deaf Advocates, the SAG/AFTRA, National Association of Black Journalists, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the National Council of Negro Women.


Image of Alba Photo by Cathy and David Photo

Our musical guest this month is Alba Ponce de León!

Alba Ponce de León is a Latinx artist based in NYC. She writes for and performs regularly with her band, Alba + The Mighty Lions, as well as the Resistance Revival Chorus, an all-womxn’s chorus founded by Women’s March organizers, that performs songs of joy and protest as a form of resistance. You may also recognize Alba’s voice from TV/Radio as she currently represents Old Navy, Love and Hip Hop Miami, Fairlife and Triscuit, among others, in her role as a professional Voiceover Artist (Atlas Talent). Her next big goal is to partner with the other artists in order to bring more Latinx and under-represented stories to the screen. If you have ideas please talk to her or email her at!

You can follow Alba on Instagram and hear her music beforehand here.

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