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ASHLEY NICHOLAS

Hometown:
La Crosse, WI

UW-L Major/Minor:
Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Future Goals/Aspirations:
To live comfortably and constantly be surround by family and friends until the end. I want to travel, be able to pass on crazy stories to my offspring, and eventually have something concrete to show for all the hard work I plan on putting in during this life!

Favorite Activity/Hobby:
I'm such a sucker for concerts! I've seen hundreds of performances since I was young and just can't shake the addiction. Rock, country, hip-hop, electronic, alternative, classical, etc... I love it all! Being front row or backstage at one of your favorite band's performances is one of the most sensational feelings in the world!

Words to Live By:
“Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly, now. Love mercy, now. Walk humbly, now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.”
-The Talmud

Favorite ATP Memory:
I would have to say it is kind of a tie between a couple of events. For starters, I have never experienced such energy and nerves as I did during our very first performance. In terms of within ATP week and spending time with the group, I enjoyed the free time we had with one another to really bond, laugh and have dance breaks! It still amazes me how quickly I felt comfortable around everyone.

When I think of Awareness through Performance, I think of...
Some of the best college memories I have created so far. I feel immensely attached to my ATP family and I got to know everyone very closely in just ONE WEEK! This group is so important to so many of us and the messages we try to pass on not only affect us, but all of you as well.

Involvement with ATP has had this impact on me:
I already feel much more confident and able to be my true self around others. I feel less intimidated by my peers and have learned to realize that everyone has things they are scared of, insecure about or nervous to share. I want to be a part of so many people's lives more and more and help to make a positive change every day.

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