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Ashley Blakeney — Crenshaw Dairy Mart

Ashley Blakeney (she/her/hers) is an arts healing facilitator and arts administrator. With a specific love for photography, expressive writing and music, Ashley holds a passion for using arts healing approaches to empower folks to utilize art as a tool of storytelling and healing. Ashley began her tenure as Executive Director of the Crenshaw Dairy Mart in July 2021, eager to deepen and operationalize the Crenshaw Dairy Mart’s work at the intersection of abolition and healing, with intention and care. In 2015, she received a certification from UCLArts & Healing Certificate program in social emotional arts. While facilitating in classrooms, Ashley used her training to cultivate safe-spaces and build powerful and meaningful relationships with her students. For over a decade, Ashley has committed her personal and professional practice to helping communities feel more engaged, centered and seen. Ashley received her BA at the University of Southern California.