Ash's Bio

Ash didn’t set out to become a viral sensation with her TEDx talk “Coming Out of Your Closet” or her Boulder Ignite speech, “I am SO GAY”. She was just a person with a lot on her mind and a story to share. Nonetheless, her willingness to strike a conversation about tough topics inspired more than 8 million YouTube views across the country. Today, she considers herself an accidental advocate, motivating others to embrace the kind of social behaviors that trigger societal shifts.


“OUR ROLE IS NOT TO BE THE PURVEYOR OF TRUTH. OUR ROLE IS TO SHARE OUR STORIES TO EMBOLDEN OTHERS TO DO THE SAME.”

Ash has talked about the importance of acceptance, empathy and conversation at several events throughout the US and Canada, including more than 30 colleges and universities over the last year. She was the keynote speaker at the first-ever LEGTQ Conference at Harvard University and has been sought by companies including: Deutsche Bank, Baxter Health Care Corporation and Altria Group.

Her speeches are dynamic, intrepid, highly relatable and intrinsically comical. By taking listeners though colorful stories about her own struggle with acceptance, Ash intrigues with a new perspective on the differences that make each of us human, uniting audiences by daring them to consider one simple truth shared by all --