Family, love,and loyalty are important to me. I was born in Lincoln Hospital, Bronx,NY. I lived on 179th St. and Park Avenue with my grandmother, my grandfather and my dad. My grandfather was the building super. In and out of school I like to sleep. I’m good at communication; even when I was young I liked to communicate.. My plan in the future is to be a manager of a famous basketball player or team. I would want to live in a big house and travel the world.

  In my family we speak Spanish so at a very young age I was taught how to speak Spanish. My family especially my grandmother and my grandfather are from puerto rico. Where I was raised on 179th there were a lot of Hispanic people. So we did a lot of things in common. The people in the community and my family were more like family so we ate the same things, listened to the same music, enjoyed playing dominos and enjoyed each other’s company.

  On February 3rd 2016 my brother went to court and after they dismissed his court case the police put him in handcuffs again. My brother was put in handcuffs for a crime someone on the block where he lived did but my brother was the one that was blamed. My brother was not on the block at the time that the crime was committed. Till this day there is no proof that he has done anything but he is in Riker’s for 3 years.


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October 29, 2019 5:10 pm

Hi Ashley! I really love your bio and how much detail you put into your story. I think it’s great that you enjoy communication, that’ll get you very far in life. Everything we do revolves around the ability to communicate, and you seem to do that very well. I speak spanish with my family too. I’m Mexican and Puerto Rican, and most of my family were born outside of the country. I really loved how you explained what your neighborhood was like, it sounds like a great place to grow up. The sense of community you portray is something I crave desperately and it’s so sweet to read about how much that means to you. I’m so sorry about what happened to your brother. Seeing innocent people locked up for crimes they didn’t commit is a growing issue and is always so sad to see.

October 10, 2018 3:05 pm

Your story about your upbringing is very unique. I really like how you capitalize on your diversity and how your experiences have shaped you as a person. However, I would suggest transition between the second and the third paragraph, because I was unclear about how it connects to the rest of your story. I think you should also go into more detail regarding your hopes and dreams for the future.

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