At the age of six, Ashley was in a car accident that left her paralyzed. As an adult, she often uses her writing to grapple with the different facets of disability, from the difficult to the hilarious. 

Currently, she lives in Indianapolis and works at Common Ground Christian Church Midtown. She serves as their director of communications & events and oversees all internal and external communications. 

Ashley received an MFA in creative writing from

The Ohio State University. Her work has appeared 

in MonkeybicycleSuperstition Review

Kaleidoscope, and Ruminate Magazine

Her most recent essay, "Hail Able Bodies," is available from The Southeast Review, which can be read here. Her most recent blog, "My Body Is Not A Metaphor​," is available here.

Check Publications to read some of her work.


-- "The Everyday Tragedy"

"I’ve found tragedy to be fairly unsustainable for long periods of time.

It is not the whole, ongoing, or even

most important truth of my life."

photo by anna wolak