We had the good fortune of connecting with Ashton Edmunds and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ashton, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
“The highest human act is to inspire” by Nipsey Hussle is a quote that I live by everyday. Inspiring someone to chase their dreams fearlessly and helping them reach their full potential is something I strive to do on a daily. I tell myself, if I can inspire or make an impact in one person’s life, then I am on the right track. I have so many different ways I want to give back to my community around me and provide them with all of the necessary tools to become successful. The scripture “to whom much is given, much will be required” is extremely important to me because if God continues to bless you abundantly, I believe you should use those same blessings to help those around you. Nipsey Hussle inspired me to the utmost from seeing him make a great impact in his own community, to the way he carried himself and how he lived by everything he said is the same way I try to carry myself as a man. The Marathon Continues isn’t just a saying to me but something that I apply to my life because I know that everyday we’re all on this marathon continuously growing and getting better.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Currently, I am a graduating senior at Clark Atlanta University, where I am working towards becoming a multimedia sports journalist. I first started out covering CAU’s sports for my school’s newspaper (The Panther) and television station to gain experience and after my first two year’s of college, I landed my first internship with Turner Sports as a sports production intern. After that summer, things started to align perfectly and I landed a summer internship after my junior year with SLAM Magazine as a marketing intern and then immediately after that, I started the Rhoden Fellowship with ESPN’s The Undefeated to cap off my senior year. Throughout the course of me navigating through different internships and my fellowship, I have learned so much not only from professionals but all of my peers that I have worked with. One of the biggest lessons I have learned along the way was to stay authentic and be myself in whatever environment I am in, always stay in my lane and never compare my journey to someone else’s because everybody’s life is different. What I want the world to know about me is that I am a God-fearing man trying make a great impact in the world through my work.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Some really cool spots in Atlanta to check out is Piedmont Park, Starlight Drive-In Theatre, Atlanta Beltline, Ponce City Market, Atlantic Station, Milk & Honey, Hal’s The Steakhouse, High Museum of Art, The Battery Atlanta, Centennial Olympic Park, Roswell Mill Waterfall, Topgolf, Juicy Crab, Slutty Vegan and Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I definitely want to thank my mom and both of my sisters, my entire family, my mentors, friends and professors that have helped me get to where I am in life.
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