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4-28-16

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Another Tuesday – Ashley Statema

Another tue PIC

Ashley is my friend Kelsey’s big sister. She was (and still is) the cool big sister I wanted to be just like. She was in college and in art school when I was in middle school. I was really into painting then¬†and I remember her giving me one of her art assignments she did for school, and I felt like Pablo had just given me one of his sketches.

She also convinced me that mascara was made of bat poop right before Kelsey and I left for a high school dance. I was horrified by this fact but I was more horrified by the thought of going to a dance with no make up on, so I went to a dance believing I had bat poop on my eyes. Makes you wonder about me doesn’t it? Me too.

Anyways Ashely and I are (mostly) grown up now and she is a mother of two beautiful boys, married to a police officer, and working as a Photographer. If you can believe it, in her spare time she fights for women who can’t fight for themselves. She is a co founder of The New Colossus, which has just recently been given the title of a non-profit in Sioux Falls, SD. Her work for women who are being trafficked is incredible. I am so honored to have had a chance to speak with her and be educated on what human trafficking means in America today.

Please listen to her interview here and then go to her website or facebook account to learn more!

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Instagram: @thenewcolossussd

 

 

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