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Ashley Cornelius

Theraputpic Case Worker/Psychotherapist
Denver Health

Ashley Cornelius is a performance poet in Colorado. She graduated with a master's in International Disaster Psychology from DU. She focuses on providing creative therapy for adolescents through poetry therapy. Her poems reflect her personal struggles and journey as a young black woman navigating the changing world. She aims to inspire, empower, and tell a story of truth and depth. She has won four Hear Here Poetry Slams in Colorado Springs. She is the Women of the World Poetry Slam Colorado Springs Representative and competed in Dallas at Nationals in March. She has been featured at Keep Colorado Springs Queer open mic, the Black Voices Matter open mic, the Colorado Springs Women's March and events in Denver and Colorado Springs. Ashley is an organizer with Poetry 719 and has planned multiple community events in Colorado Springs and teaches a writing workshop at Cottonwood Center for the Arts. Ashley was nominated for two 2018 Pikes Peak Art Council (PPAC) awards. Ashley is committed to using poetry as a platform to speak up and out for marginalized groups and be a voice for those who have been silenced.


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