Ashley-Rose is an award-winning Haitian-American educator, organizer, and poet from Boston Ma. She was honored by Mayor Marty Walsh with the OneIn3 Impact Award for being one of the most influential people under age 35 in Boston and in 2016 she was awarded Boston’s Extraordinary Woman Award for her work with within arts, education and community development in Boston.
Most recently she was awarded the 2017 National Poetry Award by the City Works Journal in San Diego, California. Her writing has been featured alongside collections and anthologies including, The Anthology of Liberation Poetry She also was one of the first people to deliver a TEDx Talk in Boston, based on her poem, “The Other Side of Ruggles”. Her poem, “Dark Skin Representative” was highlighted and featured by the American Repertory Theater for their sold-out play, The Black Clown, inspired by Langston Hughes.
Her storytelling, writing and acting experience has led to her being featured on PBS’s Stories From the Stage.
Wearing multiple hats, Ashley-Rose was also the lead organizer for the 2008 RoxVote Campaign when Barack Obama won his first presidency, and in 2015 she was hired as the Boston Organizer and Facilitator to implement the first Youth Lead the Change- Participatory Budgeting process in the United States. Currently works at Suffolk University training and creating the curriculum for teachers, corporations and institutions in the areas of restorative justice, arts and science.