NO: Thank you for taking the time to chat with me. Can you tell our readers about a little yourself?
DJ ASHMO: I am Ashley. A Female, Black and Italian Mechanical Engineer graduate from University of MD Eastern Shore and DJ’ing Mother that represents my brand of DJ Ashmo Ent LLC. My brand is more like a movement. I stand for women equality, women empowerment and versatility. As a socially conscious influencer I take responsibility for ensuring voices are heard and the message is clearly digested.
NO: Can you give me 6 words that best describe you?
DJ ASHMO: Authentic, Socially Conscious, Heroic, Motivated/Motivating, Organic and
NO: How important do you feel music is to black culture?
DJ ASHMO: Music is an enormous part of black culture. The importance of it is beyond what we can image. I believe that music carried our ancestors through adversity and achievement. Expression of life is through music. The influence of black culture has a major impact on society due to our very intriguing attributes.
NO: What is your favorite holiday memory?
DJ ASHMO: My daughter’s first breath. My Christmas baby and I had to resided in the hospital during the holiday time (Christmas and Nee Years) and changed my life. As a mother I understand that she is the ultimate future of our family. Pouring energy and values into her is my responsibility.
NO: What is the one thing you would tell a young girl looking in the mirror who is having a hard time loving her kurves?
DJ ASHMO: My biggest quote for young women is “Love Thy Self”, this means you must love yourself no matter what! Forgive yourself as well, don’t be so hard on yourself. Most of the time we are our most strict critic but we cannot get caught up in societies “norm” and embrace your uniqueness! Also, internal beauty always leaves the most lasting impression! Stay bright and brilliant for your silhouette to stay bold!
NO: What are you looking forward to in the new year?
DJ ASHMO: I don’t believe in resolutions or huge statements of deleting negativity. I believe in consistent positive energy and always reaching for the starrrrss! I want to stay very grateful and gracious in this new year because I know blessings are on the way! I see my new year full of great connections and opportunity growth! May DJ Ashmo’s selection of music allow individuals to de-stress and smile! I plan to impact more of the youth this year to help inspire them to stay motivated as well as spread knowledge on my life cleansing journey!
NO: Can you define the word “ESSENCE” to you?
DJ ASHMO: Internal perseverance through art.
NO: What do you want your legacy to be?
DJ ASHMO: I want my legacy to be represented by the empowerment of mental, physical, and financial freedom. As a double minority (bi-racial and female) in a very judgmental world, that type of freedom may seem rare. I mentally capture truthful knowledge and strive to protect my energy. Grace and encouragement of spreading peace and love is key to a better environment for my legacy. Physically protecting and being a all around provider meanwhile financially being aware and disciplined constitutes my legacy. Stay true to yourself and strive for your best self!
DJ Ashmo @dj_ashmo
Photographer Terrell Edmonds @pvstudioz