Ashlee Marie Preston came into the limelight after becoming involved in organizing a Netflix walkout following Dave Chappelle’s comments on his special.
About a hundred people took part in the demonstration on Wednesday, October 20 to hold the platform responsible for broadcasting the comedian’s special show.
The walkout organizer is Ashlee Marie Preston but who is she?
Who is Ashlee Marie Preston?
Ashlee is an activist and journalist based in Los Angeles.
Originally from Kentucky, she moved to Los Angeles and has been an active member of several organizations that support transgender communities.
Ashlee has served as president of communications and media sponsorship with the Los Angeles Pride group.
Additionally, the 37-year-old became the first transgender writer for feminist publication Wear Your Voice in 2017.
Ashlee founded the nonprofit You Are Essential which âfunds local organizations addressing food insecurity, housing instability and other barriers to access,â as explained on Instagram.
Ashlee organized the Netflix walkout
Ashlee gained media attention after she staged the Netflix protest against Dave Chappelle’s comments on her latest special.
A number of Netflix employees and transgender activists took part in the walkout, holding the platform responsible for releasing the special after Chappelle’s remarks.
Protesters gathered on the sidewalk outside a Netflix office near the 13-story Sunset Boulevard building in Los Angeles.
Ashlee shared a special post on Instagram and thanked Netflix’s “trans and non-binary allies, siblings” for their support of the protest.
âYou are loved, you are held, you are seen and you are celebrated. Thank you for your efforts “, she wrote in the caption.
Talk to Variety, Netflix Content Director Ted Sarandos admitted he had “messed up” the way employee concerns about the show were being handled.
Meet Ashlee on Social Media
If you want to know more about Ashlee’s work, you can find her on Instagram @ashleemariepreston where it has 408,000 subscribers.
On Twitter, where she’s under the handle @AshleeMPreston, Ashlee actively uses her platform to raise awareness about equal representation as well.
Earlier this summer, she launched her Forbes series âTaking On Tech,â a collection of interviews and written works that explore artificial intelligence, data science, algorithms and mass censorship â.
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