Ashlee Connors

She writes because she knows what it's like to be broken, she speaks because she knows what it's like to be silenced, she shares because she knows her gift is meant to be shared. In a sea of T-Shirt and jeans, this fashion forward poet stands out... Though at first glance one would assume Ashlee is about to walk the runway, when she walks to the mic the crowd is in for a treat. Stitching stanzas, weaving wordplay, and hemming rough topics in her poetry, she delivers a one of a kind brand. Her style is unique, raw, yet uplifting to the spirit. Writing since the age of 8, proved to be a safe place. Because of her Caribbean roots, Ashlee never gave much thought to writing being a viable career. She graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s in English with every intention to study law. Being introduced to the works of Shakespeare, Maya Angelou and Zora Neale Hurston, she knew law wouldn't be her career. Ashlee Connors credits her creative rhetoric to her advanced life experiences. Ashlee inspires many with her writing by tapping into the emotional chambers of the heart and appealing to what the audience needs to hear. Author to Pieces of Me and Lessons in Discovery, she writes to encourage the masses. Poems like Crown of Confidence, Thy Shall Know Your Worth, and 7 Minutes have been poems that have received the most acclaim. While her family was stationed in Fayetteville, NC, she stumbled across a spoken word event held at the Coffee Scene. She first appeared on that stage in 2014 but stricken by fear, it was in October 2015, she decided to confront her fear by entering a slam in the local Fayetteville area. Since then, she hasn't looked back. Ashlee became confident in her voice and began to understand writing wasn't just a hobby. She has performed on a variety of stages ranging from Atlanta, GA to Raleigh, NC with the likes of Dichotomy, Georgiame, Queen Sheba, Ed Mabrey, and Dasan Ahanu. Recently becoming a member of The Marquis Slam team in prep for Southern Fried Poetry Slam 2016 Greensboro, NC and National Poetry Slam, in Decatur,GA. It was her purpose, and passion to fashion poetry that cuts couture. She writes because she knows what it's like to be broken, she speaks because she knows what it's like to be silenced, she shares because she knows her gift is meant to be shared.

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