Ashley C. Ford is one of the most vibrant voices in media, and her debut book, "Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir," made her a New York Times best-selling author.
Ashley C. Ford refuses to limit herself to just one form of storytelling. Her sharp wit, brilliant analysis and profound cultural commentary are exceptional in every medium she touches. If she's not your favorite Twitter account, she probably interviewed your favorite Black female icons, like Vice President Kamala Harris or Missy Elliott. The Indiana native has hosted PROFILE by BuzzFeed News, "The Chronicles of Now" podcast, and most recently, the companion podcast to HBO's series "Lovecraft Country Radio." She explores a wide range of topics, from personal journeys with body image and her sexuality to plus-size fashion and disdain for all things red velvet. Ford's newest title is "New York Times best-selling author" for her highly anticipated debut novel, "Somebody's Daughter: A Memoir." In the coming-of-age story, Ford balances an unflinching honesty with compassionate grace for not only her past selves, but also her struggling abusive mother and a father who was incarcerated most of her life for rape. The book, narrated from the real-time perspective of younger Ashley, follows the tradition of Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by giving voice to the complex interior life and thoughts of a young Black girl. Oprah was so impressed, she handpicked the book to publish under her Flatiron Books imprint.