Author Ashley C. Ford on her debut memoir, ‘Somebody’s Daughter’

A collage of a book cover and the author photo.
Ashley C. Ford’s debut memoir, “Somebody’s Daughter,” takes readers on an emotional journey of her life growing up as a young Black girl in Indiana with a single mother
Photo by Heather Sten, book cover courtesy of publisher

Ashley C. Ford’s debut memoir, “Somebody’s Daughter,” takes readers on an emotional journey of her life growing up as a young Black girl in Indiana with a single mother, an absent father and a heavy family secret.

The bestselling author joined MPR News host Kerri Miller Thursday to talk about her book and the complexities of childhood, forgiveness and healing.

Guest: 

  • Ashley C. Ford is a writer, host and educator who lives in Indianapolis with her husband and their chocolate lab Astro Renegade Ford-Stacy. “Somebody’s Daughter” is her debut memoir. 

To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.

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