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Ashley-Rose Salomon

Poet
Ashley-Rose is an award winning Haitian-American educator, organizer, actress and award-winning poet from Boston, MA. She was honored by Mayor Marty Walsh with the OneIn3 Impact Award for being one of the most influential people under age 35 in Boston and in 2016 she was awarded Boston’s Extraordinary Woman Award for her work with within arts, education and community development in Boston. Most recently she was awarded 2017 National Poetry Award by the City Works Journal in San Diego, California. Her writing has been featured alongside collections and anthologies including, The Anthology of Liberation Poetry with greats such as Professor Hoagland and Black Arts Movement Co-Founder Askia Toure. This led to her delivering one of the first TEDx Talks in Boston based on her poem, “The Other Side of Ruggles”.