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Hi! I'm Ash Speed, or "Ms. Ashley" to my students. I'm a queer, AMI-trained guide from Vancouver, BC and mother of one. I am passionate about creating diverse and inclusive learning environments, curating diverse libraries for schools and homes, and raising and teaching this next generation to know better and do better. I believe that education is a radical and transformative social justice tool and that those of us privileged enough to teach need to do so with a commitment to all children, and a commitment to unpacking our own biases.

I create inclusive language and cultural materials for classrooms; give workshops on creating queer friendly learning spaces; help families create Montessori and child-friendly spaces at home; and I have a slight addiction to buying children’s books.



I use affiliate links through Amazon at no cost to you. If you click and purchase a product from an affiliate link, I receive a small commission. This does not increase the price you pay or effect the sale in any way. This allows me to dedicate more time to this endeavour and i want to thank everyone who has purchased something using an affiliate link! <3