Ashley Brantley

Ashley Brantley is a contributing writer for the Better Tennessee magazine and website. She also manages Better Tennessee’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. As Senior Editor for Parthenon Publishing, Ashley oversees the development and execution of content for both digital and print media. She has more than 10 years of experience in writing, editing, social media and public relations.

Ashley’s background in journalism, social media and PR gives her a well-rounded view of how communications can succeed. After working for several years as a legislative reporter at the Tennessee state capitol, Ashley returned to school to get her MA in journalism and public relations from University of Memphis. She worked for the university as a writer, blogger and public relations manager while pursuing her degree.

Ashley volunteers her writing and marketing skills to Our Kids, a Nashville nonprofit that helps children and families affected by child sexual abuse, where she chairs the marketing committee and sits on both the board and executive committee. Ashley’s writing has been published in Road King magazine, The Nashville Scene and The City Paper.

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Stories by this contributor

  1. Checking Out Health: Library partners with community organizations to provide free health and wellness activities

  2. Facing Facts: The Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County helps child abuse survivors find help, hope and healing

  3. Out of ACEs: Why Tennessee is shifting its focus from intervention to prevention in the battle against adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)

  4. Health Brief: Infant Mortality in Tennessee: Babies in Tennessee are dying. What’s happening — and what we can do to change it.

  5. ACE Survey: Complete this 10-question survey to find out how many adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) you have

  6. Just Like the Real Thing: Lifelike simulators help nursing students, the community prepare for medical emergencies

  7. Anybody Can Play: Community-built playground gives children of all abilities a place to learn and play together

  8. Building a Healthy Appetite: Porter-Leath Spoonfuls program helps childcare providers give kids nutritious meals

  9. Speaking My Language: Knoxville nonprofit helps Latino community improve their lives, starting with education