Episode 378: Ashley C. Ford

Ashley C. Ford is a writer and podcast host. Her memoir, Somebody's Daughter, is forthcoming from Flatiron Books.


“For the first time I felt like I had so many more choices in my life than I originally thought I had. That was my first realization that I did not just have to react to the world, that I could be intentional in the world, and just curious about what came back to me.”


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  1. @iSmashFizzle

  2. ashleycford.net

  3. Fortune Favors the Bold

  4. [5:00] "Roger Loves Chaz" (Roger Ebert • Sep 2012)

  5. [11:34] The Giver (Lois Lowry • Houghton Mifflin • 1993)

  6. [17:47] Ford's commencement speech at Ball State

  7. [26:09] Ford's archive at Buzzfeed

  8. [41:00] "Ashley C. Ford’s Debut Memoir ‘Somebody’s Daughter’ Finds Home at Flatiron" (Paperback Paris • 2018)