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Meet Ashlee Ford

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashlee Ford.

Ashlee, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
When I was younger, my mum put me into a lot of activities. I did Modeling, Dancing, Acting, Choir, and Sewing. So when someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up, I had a list. I’ve always been into the entertainment industry. I got where I am today because I’ve took what I’ve learned and put myself out there online, networking, and working my talents.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has not been easy, smooth, or kind. There have been times I’ve auditioned for things and they told me ” your not skinny enough” that brings insecurity… Or times I wish I had a team or help to help me with my task, so I can get more done and have different opinions and ideas. Also, there is the money factor, we are not all rich and we need money to make money so there are those discouragements that make you want to quit. But I’ve made it out 100% of my hard times. I just keep pushing.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’m an Entrepreneur and Creative Director. I sell my own designs and waist beads @QueenEvaBrand. I have centered this brand around me living in Africa and seeing so much culture. I specialize in Sexy Ankara print designs as well as jewelry. I’m coming out with a collection of waist beads next month that I’m excited about. I’m known for modeling, dancing, and music. I’m proud of my versatility and being able to make money just being myself; It has got me in places I didn’t think I could be in. My focus is building a lifestyle brand with my website www.AshleeFord.com showing myself in Africa as I travel and work. I want people to see my brand and feel more confident and cultured.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Confidence, Authenticity, Work Ethic. I’m not afraid to do what I have to or talk to who I need to talk too, to get the job done. Also, Social Media platforms has allowed me to expose what I’m doing more, and that helps.

Pricing:

  • Custom Designs $150 and above
  • Ready made looks $ 50 and above
  • Waist Beads $15 and above

Contact Info:

Image Credit:
@Spexphotography, @Pixah_photo, @_Mr.Jess

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