Ashley Beaudin: Founder and Visionary of #fireworkpeople
Hey Ashley! You’re a passionate pioneer and kind-hearted soul. Tell us a little about yourself and the personal journey you’ve been on so far.
Hi! I’m Ashley! I love meeting new people, deep conversations and laughter that is contagious! I have been on a journey of learning how to own my fire, how to call it out in others and how doing life together is the best decision we could ever make.
Earlier this year you launched the community #fireworkpeople – which we love at TFW! As of this interview there are over 850 women a part of the Facebook group – incredible! For those who don’t know about it, what is it and why did decide to create a community like this?
#fireworkpeople is a community for women who want to change the world! We are a space to encourage, strengthen and commission women to own that unique fire they have to release massive impact with their lives. We are into a whole lot of encouragement and high fives and collaboration.
I decided to create this community because I have a passion to see women make a difference, dream big and bring their fire.
What’s been the most rewarding or unexpected thing to unfold from it so far?
The most rewarding thing are the relationships. There have been moments when I sit back after a Twitter Party or a certain Facebook thread and I am amazed to see women love and encourage and pursue one another. It is absolutely my favourite.
Community is kind of a ‘buzz word’ at the moment. Why do you think it is so important to be a part of one?
Community is everything. There is so much goodness in doing life with people and in having a place you can always come back to where you can bring your heart and be vulnerable, but also be celebrated. We are better together.
Do you have any practical tips or suggestions as to how we can embrace and make the most of being in a community?
The biggest suggestion I would have is be yourself. Like literally just show up and be completely and unashamedly yourself. Don’t get intimidated, don’t compare, don’t disqualify. We need you to be exactly who you are. And that’s the beautiful thing about community. It is not about looking the same, but it is about bringing who we are individually and making the decision to do this together.
If you could sit down with any feminine heart over a cup of coffee and conversation, who would it be and why?
What a question! I would want to sit down with an unsung hero. The woman who cares for dozens of kids because they don’t have a family. The girl who is working her butt off to give people a voice who don’t have one. The mom who shows up every day to fight for her family. The lady who is a total boss in a business that no one knows about. I want to hear their passion, their heartbeat, their story.