Ashley Belanger is a writer and editor from Florida who has been tossing ideas at the internet since 2006. These days, she calls Chicago home.
Currently, she serves as staff writer for MeTV. Before that, she was associate editor of Orlando Weekly. While there, she received recognition for her writing from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia. Her career spans more than a decade leading editorial projects.
She earned a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida and has written for The Gainesville Sun, Orlando Weekly, Metro Times, Burrow Press’ Fantastic Floridas and other worthy online and print publications. Highlights include talking to Weird Al about The Onion, discovering common ground between Bruce Hood and Tori Amos, and freaking out when John Waters recounted details unearthed in one of her stories as he hosted a massive California music festival. She is happiest when she’s finding new ways to include more voices in the effort of furthering conversations.
In her free time, she experiments with writing structure in independent zines, seeks out new hiking spots and grows gray hairs watching NBA basketball.
Email Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org.