Ash Beard

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In 2020, Ashley Beard (Ash) graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Broadcast Production. After their humble zoom graduation, Ash spent a few months caregiving by day and bartending by night. Finally, Ash was brought on to the production team as a producer and editor for podcast Traverse Talks With Sueann Ramella. 

Ash gained production experience during her college days by writing, producing, filming and editing short narrative television shows on Cable 8 Productions. She enjoys writing satire, dark comedy and science fiction stories. They also spend their free time painting, reading, pondering the existence of life and embarrassing their friends by dancing in public! 

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Lil Nas X, the Grammy-winner behind "Old Town Road," has written and released his first children's book, C Is for Country. Kayla Reefer/Courtesy of the artist

Lil Nas X Says Children Are His Core Audience Right Now, And That’s OK

A little boy decked out in a pink rhinestone cowboy outfit travels around a farm and points out things that bring him joy. “A is for adventure. Every day is a brand new start. B is for boots — whether they’re big or small, short or tall. C is for country,” the story goes. This is the basic premise of the new kids book C Is for Country written by Lil Nas X, the Grammy-winning, chart-dominating rapper behind “Old Town Road.” As a storybook version of Lil Nas X shows readers around the farm, he gets to F, which is for fringe, feathers and fake fur. “I love that for me,” the illustrated rapper says. Continue Reading Lil Nas X Says Children Are His Core Audience Right Now, And That’s OK

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