1. Introduce Yourself ?

My name is Ashley Welch and I am 24 years old. I am full of life, but I am also an introvert. I graduated from Baldwin Wallace with a bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice. I LOVE the color purple and I LOVE reptiles!!!

2. What inspires you everyday?

The black community inspires me everyday I wake up! I know I am here to make my community better for the future generations.

3. What is something you would change about people in the world?

The concerns for others and the community people live in. No believes in Love thy Neighbor anymore!!!

4. How do you feel about people in the world?

I love people! I will continue to embrace people!

5. What is something you’ve struggled with in life?

Depression! Depression consumed me for so long and its STILL a battle for me because its easier to be negative.

6. What is a positive message you would give others?

So today I want to tell you that all storms come to an end or you will reach your goals you set. Things will change for the better, but you have to also stay positive and manifest that same energy into your life. You guys are so strong, brave, and resilient, but you cannot lose that gumption! Gumption will drive you to do so many good things! Find what your soul connects to and RUN IT UP! Stay uplifted and hold ya crowns♣️

7. Last question if you could make a difference in the world how would you do that?

I want to come up with a program for african american children that have or has had a parent in prison due to the statistics, if you had a parent in prison you are more than likely to commit a crime and go to prison before the age of 18. I was that child. My mom and dad were in and out of jail all my life until now. I also want to work with children who lost parents/parent to drug related incidents