hi, i'm ash

I'm a writer, reporter, photographer, and editor based in south Florida. I've explored different styles of writing for more than a decade. I earned a degree in Journalism with a minor focus in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Florida, where I wrote about gender rights, environmental toxins, and more. 

My favorite subjects are people. Whether at home or abroad, I developed a love for documentary photography that led to the creation of two personal portrait projects: Ahimsa Stories and Spirits of Sounds.

In 2016, I worked as a contract photographer in Asia for three months. I shot street photography and photos of non-governmental organizations, including Children International and Sarnelli House. In 2017, my investigative series on human trafficking won awards in excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists. 

My job titles have included reporter, content strategist, and managing editor. I managed MedTruth, a special interest publication focusing on patient justice, where I told stories to inform readers about underreported medical risks, such as the now-defunct Essure contraception device and the condition known as breast implant illness.

Over the years, I've worked hard to cultivate an eye for good stories and a voice brave enough to tell them. If I'm not writing, I'm probably watching movies or grooving to good music.

Photo by Elaine Torres