Ashley-Rose is an internationally acclaimed Haitian-American poet, performer, and playwright from Boston Massachusetts. She has received numerous accolades during her career, including Urban Music Award Poet of the Year, the City of Boston’s Extraordinary Woman of the Year, and the ONEin3 Impact Award for being one of the most influential people in the City of Boston. Her poetry and storytelling has appeared on stages and in magazines across the globe, including but not limited to, the NAACP National Convention, Boston’s TEDx Roxbury, World Channel’s Stories From the Stage, Boston’s Opera Collaborative, Dutch Public TV, The American Repertory Theatre, Performer Magazine, Boston Center for the Arts, Abuja Literary Festival of Nigeria, BAM Festival, MusiConnects, American Theatre Magazine, Museum of Science, Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, San Diego CityWorks Journal, Thalia Magazine, and numerous other media outlets. She has been selected to pen poems for companies including CHASE Bank, LISC, Americorps, ABCD, and many more non-profits organizations. Poetry is Ashley-Rose’s gift, but her passion is using the arts as a tool for education, community development, and collective healing. Currently, she works as a race and restorative justice specialist at Suffolk University, where she creates and leads trainings centering on diversity and inclusion, conflict transformation, racial healing, and truth-telling. She also teaches poetry as a Poet-in-Residence in Suffolk’s Theatre Department. Her play Roslindale Love Canal will premiere at the BCA in June 2022 and her highly anticipated book Zip Your Own Dress will be released in Winter 2021.