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Hi, I’m Ashley.

If you work in coffee, you’ve probably read something I’ve written. I was the longtime editor for Barista Magazine, and I sometimes write for publications like Standart, Vice, Hello Giggles, and Curiosity Magazine.

I also host a podcast called Boss Barista, which explores ideas of equity and inclusion. I mostly interview coffee people and talk about coffee things, but we’ve expanded our scope to include folks who have smart ideas and topics that affect members of the service industry.

In this newsletter, I plan to write a few stories a week. I plan to write the stories I’ve never gotten to write—either because I was scared or the ideas were shut down. I also plan on writing the stories you want to hear, so send me an email (bossbaristapodcast@gmail.com). I want to know what’s on your mind.

Here are some current stories I’m working on:

  • Why Do We Align Ourselves With Power? And How Do We Take Power Back?

  • How To Ask For A Raise and Why You Deserve One

  • Ashley’s Coffee Employment—A History of Bad Bosses

  • Stop Asking Me What I’ll Gain from Calling Shitty Men Out

I’m thrilled to share my ideas and insights with you. We’re gonna fuck shit up.