Ashton is a bright, comical, compassionate, fifteen year old, currently in his freshman year of high school. He comes from a big family with a brother and three sisters, two of whom are currently fostered. Ashton is all about social interaction and believes that spending time with family and friends brings out the best in everyone.
He came out as transgender during the summer of 2016, right before the start of seventh grade, and his love for activism truly began. He found himself holding leadership roles in school and the broader community, intent on representing the voice of black, latino, and LGBTQ+ youth nationwide.
Ashton’s advocacy work has been featured in The Advocate, The Boston Globe, Do Something, Intomore Magazine, The Berkshire Eagle, and many more. In addition, Ashton was honored to receive The Livingston Pangburn Award for Youth Activism presented by BAGLY and MTPC.
As a Collaborator, he seeks to create and maintain strong communities. He believes that together, we can create an environment that will help foster love, acceptance and partnership among our LGBTQ+ youth and all young people.