Saturday, Apr. 23 | 2:30pm | Chelsea First United Methodist Church | 128 Park St. 

Ashley C. Ford (photo credit Heather Sten) is a writer, host, and educator who lives in Indianapolis, Indiana with her husband, poet and fiction writer Kelly Stacy, and their chocolate lab Astro Renegade Ford-Stacy. Ford is the former host of The Chronicles of Now podcast, co-host of The HBO companion podcast Lovecraft Country Radio, seasons one & three of MasterCard’s Fortune Favors The Bold, as well as the video interview series PROFILE by BuzzFeed News, and Brooklyn-based news & culture TV show, 112BK. While working as an executive for Matter Studios, Ford focused on developing web series and documentaries.

Ford was also the host of the first season of Audible’s literary interview series, Authorized. She has been named among Forbes Magazine‘s 30 Under 30 in Media (2017), Brooklyn Magazine‘s Brooklyn 100 (2016), Time Out New York’s New Yorkers of The Year (2017), and Variety’s New Power of New York (2019).

Ford has written or guest-edited for The Guardian, ELLE Magazine, BuzzFeed, OUT Magazine, Mailchimp Presents, Slate, Teen Vogue, New York Magazine, Allure, Marie Claire, The New York Times, Netflix Queue, Domino, Cup of Jo, and various other web and print publications. She’s taught creative nonfiction writing at The New School and Catapult.Co, and had her work listed among Longform & Longread’s Best of 2017.

Praise for Somebody’s Daughter:


NBCC John Leonard Prize Finalist

Named a Best Book of the Year:

The New York Times – NPR – TIME – Marie Claire – Cosmopolitan – Esquire – Real Simple – Amazon – Publishers Weekly – BookRiot – Good Housekeeping – Publishers Lunch – Audible – Library Journal – The Washington Post

Somebody’s Daughter is the heart-wrenching yet equally witty and wondrous story of how Ford came through the fire and emerged triumphant, as her own unapologetic, Black-girl self.” —The New York Times

“This is a book people will be talking about forever.” —Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Untamed

“Ford’s wrenchingly brilliant memoir is truly a classic in the making. The writing is so richly observed and so suffused with love and yearning that I kept forgetting to breathe while reading it.” —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Video interview of Ashley C. Ford with Trevor Noah on the Daily Show discussing Somebody’s Daughter and her journey to forgiving her father.