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Remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.
— Toni Morrison

Ashleigh has spoken on her personal narrative as a Black fat femme, as a trauma survivor, on the issues of antiblack misogyny and reproductive justice, with an analysis of popular culture and Black feminist thought. From keynotes, panels, workshops, and interactive discussions, she has provided powerful insight and nuance to the world surrounding issues often erased and silenced. Some of the universities and centers that have invited Ashleigh to share her brilliance are New York University, University of Richmond, Pendle Hill Quaker Retreat, The Movement for Black Lives, and the City of Richmond.