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Ashley August is black, alive, and loves a good list! She is a Brooklyn born and raised afro-latina actress, author, playwright, activist, teaching artist, global touring spoken word artist, previously 3rd ranked woman poet in the world, a member of the ABC/Disney Discovers cast (‘21-‘22), hip-hop junkie, former Youth Poet Laureate of New York City, and named one of The New York Times 30 Under 30 Most Influential people. Along with multiple stage and screen appearances, her credits include Sundance, Cannes Film Festival, Netflix, Marvel, HBO, The Public Theater, and The Lark Play Development Center. She's also written and performed for brands like Adidas, Refinery 29, Under Armour, Nike, MTV, Comedy Central, and more. August is the author of three self-exploratory books, Love Handles, Licorice, and Say I Won't. She is the former curator and Slam Master of the legendary Bowery Poetry Club (NYC). With Belize and Brooklyn embedded into her (he)art, August is motivated to speak the unsaid truth and push the boundaries of the page and performance to realms they've yet to live in. She currently resides in LA and is figuring it all out!