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Ashley Sirah Nicole Chea

Ashley Sirah Chea is a writer, former professional ballerina, and mother whose life has always prioritized the arts. Growing up in the inner city, she attended the mosque every Friday, church every Sunday, and regular cultural classes to celebrate her multicultural background. All of these elements molded Ashley’s commitment to writing and creating work that represents everyone in our world—especially mothers and children—and our many ways of existing. As a mother of four daughters who are multiracial, she values the importance of people feeling seen in her work. With the success of her debut self-published children’s book Beautiful Beautiful Me, Ashley looks forward to creating more books that encourage a love of self, others, and community.