Ashley Ford recently joined the Harnisch Foundation team, a philanthropic organization that supports work to advance gender and racial diversity with a special focus on women and girls. Ashley was formerly a staff writer at BuzzFeed and is PEN member. An essayist and fiction writer, Ashley’s work has appeared in BuzzFeed, Indianapolis Monthly and PANK Magazine. Ashley was featured on FlavorWire’s list: 35 Writers who Run the Literary Internet and L Magazine’s 30 under 30 list. Ashley was born and raised in Indiana and graduated from Ball State University with a B.A in English Studies.