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"Ashley Wilkerson is intentional with her magic. She softens and activates people so they can get down to the work that matters."
Ashley Wilkerson is an actress, poet, and wellness practitioner from Dallas, Texas. She graduated from the acclaimed Booker T. Washington H.S. for the Performing Arts as a Theater Major & attained her B.A. in Cultural Studies and Media from The New School in NYC. She has had principal roles in an array of theatrical, commercial and film productions, including the indie hit, Hunter Gatherer, and was commissioned to write, perform, and tour her one-woman show, Freckle In My Eye. She is the author of two books of poetry and has received awards & recognition for her contributions as an artist, but her gifts aren’t limited to her artistic merits.
A certified & trauma-informed meditation teacher, Ashley has been hired as a consultant to assist hundreds of crime survivors, and has creatively taught mindfulness to employees at Fortune 500 companies and donation based studios. She has been invited to share her light & expertise on various platforms including, Facebook, Attn & All Def Media, and has presented at The California Wellness Foundation's Healing Injustice Conference, Revolve Impact, 72 & Sunny, Californians For Safety & Justice, Black Women for Wellness, The National Association of Black Journalist, etc. She has also taught theater, creative writing, and meditation to students of all ages, including incarcerated youth and women. In honor of her murdered brother, John John, she created Brother Breathe, for black boys and men seeking peace.
Stay tuned for the 2020 release of her new book, Reverence, a powerful collection of poems and meditations, on World Stage Press.