- Located in Columbia, SC
- Worked in reality television as an editor -- shows included Toddlers & Tiaras, Flipping Out, Ace of Cakes
- Currently getting PhD in Mass Communications, focusing on Women's Studies and Reality TV
- Plays the Ukulele
- MFA from FSU's Film Conservatory
Ashley is a passionate writer and general smartass who focuses too much of her attention on atheism, feminism, gay rights, mass media, culture, the oxford comma, and the ukulele. Her speaking engagements have included spots at The Amazing Meeting, Dragon*Con, and The Unite Against the War on Women Rally.
She grew up in South Carolina and went to college as a math major and visual arts minor. This quickly became a major in film studies instead. While in undergrad, she worked at Turner Classic Movies and fulfilled her dream of getting a credit on IMDb by appearing in a beach party rock and roll monster movie. She went to Florida State to get a master's in film production and, in the process, she edited and directed award-winning short films.
After film school, she moved to LA where she worked as an editor of independent films and web series. She also worked at Karz Entertainment on the Warner Brothers lot. The movies produced while she was there included Sorority Row and Valentines Day. She then worked in the editorial department of Authentic Entertainment on reality television shows, including the shows Toddlers & Tiaras,Flipping Out, and Ace of Cakes. Her screenplay "Bible Con" was a semi-finalist at the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship and was optioned. It was, alas, never made, but perhaps someone new will option it...
She also worked on the "No to Prop 8" campaign and wrote extensively about the trial that followed; her coverage was published by Salon.com. Her personal blog is currently located at Freethoughtblogs.com, but she's also written for a social media news network and is currently helping to manage a social media and blog campaign for a lawfirm. She moved back to South Carolina in 2010 and is getting her PhD in Mass Communications.
Find her blog at www.freethoughtblogs.com/ashleymiller.
Ashley would love to speak on the following topics:
- gay rights
- prop 8
- social media
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