About Ashley Osbun

Ashley is a recent graduate from Cabrini College where she received her B.A in English with a concentration in creative writing. She is currently searching for her dream job while writing her third book. She is excited to be working with so many talented women and hopeful that she can inspire them with her words and ideas. Ashley is an avid reader and believes that anything can be solved within the pages of books. She hopes to use her talents as a writer to encourage and empower other young women to follow their dreams and make their impact on the world.

Get Smart with Ashley on #GivingTuesday

There is one time a year where many of us sit down and truly think about what we are thankful for. For the other 364 days, we don’t usually make the time to be thankful for all that we have and the people in our lives. December 2nd is Giving Tuesday, a day where people [...]

Get Smart about Anxiety and Depression

“In light there is darkness, and in darkness there is light.” ~ Beautiful Chaos When I was younger, I never thought that depression or anxiety would become a part of my life. I thought that I had a good life, which is still true, but I never foresaw having anxiety attacks or becoming depressed. At [...]

Finding Fictional Heroines: A Get Smart Girl’s Guide

“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” ~ Anna Quindlen In our modern era, it’s hard to find female role models that empower women, but also show them that part of being human means showing a range of emotions. Heroines can be [...]

Get Smart about Rape Culture: Speak Out against Violence

“You have to know what you stand for, not just what you stand against.” - Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Our culture has become notably lackadaisical on its tolerant attitude toward rape. This considerably lax approach is a facilitating factor in issues ranging from sexual harassment to rape. Due to this unfortunate fault in judgment [...]

In My Body – A Get Smart Guide to Beauty

“We get to choose what defines us.” ~The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen We are the only ones who understand, with complete certainty, what it’s like to live inside our bodies. Now it’s not often that the thought of living in our bodies crosses our minds. Normally we think of the [...]

Get Smart about Where Life Takes You

Four Ways to Survive Post-Graduation “Life is funny isn’t it? Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, just when you finally begin to plan something, get excited about something, and feel like you know what direction you’re heading in, the paths change, the signs change, the wind blows the other way, north [...]