Ashley Ray-Harris is a Chicago-based pop culture expert and freelance writer whose work can be found on The A.V. Club, Autostraddle, and Inverse. In 2013, she graduated from Williams College with degrees in English, International Media Studies and German. 

Her writing showcases a nerdy obsession with TV, music, and film that blends historical and social analysis, media insights and personal anecdotes. As a queer, black woman, Ashley's work focuses on giving voice to the least heard among us.