October 19, 2018

How often in life do we slow down? I’m not talking Friday – Sunday when we neglect our structured weekday lifestyle. Perhaps, weekends are spent inside of the same spiraling routine we always abide by. If I had known life could become a reoccurring cycle, I would have...

October 4, 2018

Chasing the sun is a constant internal battle that I keep to myself. All of my darkness hides behind my smile. Fear of light is the main contributing factor to why it has taken this long to release my most current work of art. I wrote Chasing Sunalmost two years ago du...

November 28, 2017

Hey! My name is Ashley Rhame.

“What do you do?”

Oh what do I do? Uh...I do a little of everything

“What are you, like an artist?”

Uh... Well.

My name is Ashley Rhame. I am a freelance writer, photographer, performing-poet, after-school instructor, Starbucks partner, student...

November 1, 2017

A Moon's Tale

There are full moons living along

the silver linings of my skin

there has been exactly 331

since night's sky decided 

my birth would take place in shadows of day

....

(Full video link below)

First and foremost I want to thank "The Listening" for inviting me...

October 20, 2017

The joy of poetry is that it will wait for you. Novels don't wait for you. Characters change. But poetry will wait. I think it's the greatest art.- Sonia Sanchez

Today for some reason the morning and yourself didn’t come close to an agreement like most days. You opened...

September 2, 2017

 Top Floor: where your full potential exists. 

The internet can swarm us with all these self care tips. I fall for it too! I see posts about nice hot baths and next thing I'm running bath water! However, a bath is not all I need. What is most gratifying from a hot bath...

July 24, 2017

This week was the longest one thus far of 2017. Why?! Because I decided sometime between February and March that I deserved a full week off. I don't work the most stressful job, it has perks like paid time off, benefits, and insurance. I'm off every single weekend, and...

July 2, 2017

I’ve found home to be a place my heart can rest for a while.

It’s Saturday morning in the Charlotte Airport and I have made it through TSA rather swiftly.  As I sit on my flight to Denver, there is this feeling in my gut, anxiety maybe? I’m unsure why. I have flown many...

June 7, 2017

“Each man got to see God for himself.”

–Brown Girl, Brownstones by Paule Marshall

This quote stuck out to me when I read Brown Girl, Brownstones this past year. I had never heard of Paule Marshall before, which is why I recommend this book to anyone. There was this sensa...

May 22, 2017

I am an amazing writer, with a future.

That's what I have been telling myself all week! The first few days, I was excited and ready for the day with this in mind. But as the week dragged with every eight-hour shift, I woke up less enthused.

Wednesday or so I sat outside...

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