Greetings!  My name is Ashley Bell.  I write, make stuff using a variety of artistic media, and teach creative process and yoga-inspired movement.  From childhood, I've been interested in helping others recognize and embrace their unique gifts, challenges and perspectives.  It seems to me that when we willingly look at and listen to ourselves more honestly, when we start to see how complex and contradictory we are as individuals, that we set ourselves up to become more compassionate and respectful community members.  I believe that the creative processes of reflecting and expressing, listening and looking are among the most readily available and powerful tools for changing the world.