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Ashley C. Ford

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Ashley C. Ford is an American writer, podcaster and educator who deals with topics including race, sexuality and body image. She is the host of the podcast 112BK and was the senior features writer at Refinery29.
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Jessica Hopper's music criticism has earned her a reputation as a firebrand, a keen observer and fearless critic not just of music but the culture around it. With this volume spanning from her punk fanzine roots to her landmark piece on R. Kelly's past, The First Collection leaves no doubt why The New York Times has called Hopper's work "influentia...
Ashley C. Ford
@theferocity I loved reading this book!      source
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Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents
Lindsay C. Gibson - 2019-07-01
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In this important sequel to Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, author Lindsay Gibson offers powerful tools to help you step back and protect yourself at the first sign of an emotional takeover, make sure your emotions and needs are respected, and break free from the coercive control of emotionally immature parents. Growing up with emot...
Ashley C. Ford
After reading, loving, and recommending the book Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, I must *also* recommend Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents by the same author. Everybody should read these books. Period.      source
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Black Futures
Kimberly Drew - 2020-12-01
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NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE - An archive of collective memory and exuberant testimonyA luminous map to navigate an opaque and disorienting presentAn infinite geography of possible futures What does it mean to be Black and alive right now? Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham have brought together this collection of work--images, photos, essays, memes...
Ashley C. Ford
I’m so excited to talk with these two phenoms about this brilliant book!      source
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The Body Keeps the Score
Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Bessel van der Kolk - 2015-09-08 (first published in 2014)
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A pioneering researcher and one of the world’s foremost experts on traumatic stress offers a bold new paradigm for healing. Trauma is a fact of life. Veterans and their families deal with the painful aftermath of combat; one in five Americans has been molested; one in four grew up with alcoholics; one in three couples have engaged in physical viole...
Ashley C. Ford
I tell people to read this book to, but again, only when they’re ready. I’m glad I had the privilege to read this while receiving mental health care from a therapist. If *I* had read it without that...      source
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Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents
How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents
Lindsay C. Gibson - 2015-06-01
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If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you may have lingering feelings of anger, loneliness, betrayal, or abandonment. You may recall your childhood as a time when your emotional needs were not met, when your feelings were dismissed, or when you took on adult levels of responsibility in an effort to compensate ...
Ashley C. Ford
It’s an intense read, but it hits. I’ve read more than a few good books this year, but this one was certainly most useful.      source
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A Cup of Water Under My Bed
A Memoir
Daisy Hernandez - 2015-09-08 (first published in 2014)
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A coming-of-age memoir by a Colombian-Cuban woman about shaping lessons from home into a new, queer life  In this lyrical, coming-of-age memoir, Daisy Hernández chronicles what the women in her Cuban-Colombian family taught her about love, money, and race. Her mother warns her about envidia and men who seduce you with pastries, while one tía bemoan...
Ashley C. Ford
I LOVED THIS BOOK!      source
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A Novel
Rainbow Rowell - 2018-11-06 (first published in 2013)
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A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love. Cath is a Simon Snow fan.Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan..But for Cath, being a fan is her lifeand shes really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; its what got them through their mother leaving. Readin...
Ashley C. Ford
@ALNL I love this book      source
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How to Overcome Your Childhood
The School of Life - 2020-02-04 (first published in 2019)
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To an extraordinary and even humbling extent, who we are as adults is determined by events that happened to us before our fifteenth birthday. The way we express affection, the sort of people we find appealing, our understanding of success and respectability, our approach to work and money… all have a habit of being decisively shaped by events in ch...
Ashley C. Ford
Just finished a book called How To Overcome Your Childhood. It was very direct, and informative, with the appropriate amount of compassion for the reader. There are certain concepts I think I get for the first time after reading this because it never leaned into drama.      source