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Ashlee Barrios is not like the other kids


Ashlee Barrios is not like the other kids

Amanda Giordano


Waddup Stereotype and Co!? I'm Ashlee, 26 years old, born in Sunset, Brooklyn and raised in Park Hill, Staten Island. I guess I can say I wasn't like the other kids from birth since my mom decided to spell my name with two E's. I'm not like the other kids because I have a talent that's almost unbelievable. Anything I see, I turn into art. Even the trials and tribulations of life, all the twists and turns... are art. And they've created me. I've been through a lot and you may not be able to tell right away because of my undeniable bubbly personality and bright aura... But that's because I know what it's like to feel extremely low. Thus I'd rather spread goodness and kindness. I vent through my art, specifically lettering. I've always loved letters. I remember learning cursive in school when I was maybe 7 or 8 years old and I would measure the distance between letters using the lines on my thumbs. I also discovered that I am ambidextrous at this point. I studied the alphabet and spent time with each letter. I wrote each one in all different styles that I could imagine. "A" was my favorite. It still is. A capital "A" is the only letter that embodies a solid triangle, the strongest shape. I'm definitely not like the other kids.