On Finding Your Voice with Ashley C. Ford

Our Upcoming Studio Visit and Book Club Pick

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A monthly conversation series about the creative process, hosted by Suleika Jaouad. Learn from extraordinary artists as they share stories, failures, wisdom and instruction.

Join Suleika Jaouad, creator of the Isolation Journals, for an hour-long virtual conversation with the writer and podcast host, Ashley C. Ford.

A Conversation About Finding Your Voice

We’re excited to be hosting Ashley C. Ford for a Studio Visit on June 27 at 1:00 PM ET. Ashley is joyful, bold, and a top-notch literary citizen. She has forged her own path, crafting both her life and her career on her own terms by asking for what she wants.

Ashley is constantly reinventing herself in the most inspiring ways‚ hosting podcasts, writing feature stories, and recently publishing her debut memoir, Somebody’s Daughter.

We can’t wait for this conversation about finding your voice—and what to do with it when you do.

Our next Book Club Pick: Somebody’s Daughter

We’re also excited to announce Ashley’s stunning debut memoir, Somebody’s Daughter, as our next book club pick. Grab your copy from our Bookshop!

“This remarkable, heart-wrenching story of loss, hardship, and self-acceptance astounds.” ―Publishers Weekly

“The gravity and urgency of Somebody’s Daughter anchored me to my chair and slowed my heartbeat. Ashley C. Ford is a writer for the ages, and Somebody’s Daughter will be a book of the year.” ―Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Untamed

“Ashley C. Ford’s wrenchingly brilliant memoir is truly a classic in the making. Ford’s writing is so richly observed and so suffused with love and yearning that I kept forgetting to breathe while reading it.” ―John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

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  • Access to Studio Visits, a monthly virtual conversation series about the creative process. Learn from extraordinary authors & artists as they share stories, failures, wisdom, and instruction

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  • monthly book club forum where we dish about our favorite reads

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About Ashley C. Ford

Ashley C. Ford’s memoir, Somebody’s Daughter, was published by Flatiron Books on June 1, 2021. Ford is the former host of The Chronicles of Now podcast, co-host of The HBO companion podcast Lovecraft Country Radio, seasons one & three of MasterCard’s Fortune Favors The Bold, as well as the video interview series PROFILE by BuzzFeed News. Ford has written or guest-edited for The Guardian, ELLE MagazineBuzzFeed, OUT Magazine, Mailchimp Presents, Slate,Teen Vogue, New York MagazineAllure, Marie Claire, The New York Times, Netflix Queue, Domino, Cup of Jo, and various other web and print publications. She's taught creative nonfiction writing at The New School and Catapult.Co, and had her work listed among Longform & Longread's Best of 2017. She has been named among Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 in Media (2017), Brooklyn Magazine's Brooklyn 100 (2016), Time Out New York's New Yorkers of The Year (2017), and Variety’s New Power of New York (2019).

Photo by Tyler Essary.

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