Individual Liberatory Coaching
Building a community of care is essential to our collective liberation. As a coach, Ashley believes in our inherent power to heal, grow, and imagine a new future. She strives to be a tender and passionate support to folks working towards freedom. She supports folks in transition and the discovery of their truest vision of themselves and their work.
"Liberatory Coaching is listening, seeing, feeling, and sensing in multiple dimensions to someone's essence and what they are being called to evolve into."
- Sarah Jawaid and Damon Azali-Rojas, Love Letter to the Movement (2022)
For over 15 years, Ashley has facilitated countless spaces and configurations of people trying to make collective decisions. From 150 people being led through consensus-based decision-making to 30 people exploring deep values, Ashley leads with honesty, love, and genuine belief in our collective power.
"Facilitation is a commitment to the power of the collective"
- adrienne marine brown, Holding Change (2021)
Movement Narrative, Campaign Research & Strategy
Ashley has devoted most of her career to research for and with social movements. She focuses on power, narrative, speculative theorizing, and dismantling white supremacist patriarchal capitalism.
Ashley has worked in numerous sectors and campaigns, used multiple methods, and has learned to ask the right question to get to the heart of any challenge. For more examples of research projects, click here.
"I learned that if I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive."
- Audre Lorde, Learnings From the 60's (1982)
Retreat Planning with R+R
R+R is a moment of community care. It is a cultivation of stillness + rest.
Through that portal of rest, we can reimagine our systems, our movements, + ourselves. Rest is not a luxury; it is essential, both fundamental + instrumental.
To create the kind of change that this moment requires, we will need to rest in order to reimagine.
"People think [rest is] just some fuzzy little luxury wellness idea, & they literally are not understanding that when you go there, it’s a space of deep imagination, deep generative freedom for us... Rest is really literally going to be the foundation to build this new world."
- Tricia Hersey, Resting on and for the Earth (2021)