We had the good fortune of connecting with Ashton London and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ashton, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Taking risks are essential to being where you want to be in life. I’ve taken many risks, and I can honestly say I’m glad for each one I took. I took a risk moving from Memphis, TN all the way across the country to Los Angeles. It was one of the hardest, but best times of my life. Throughout my time of taking that leap I met so many incredible individuals who would eventually help me to where I am now! Don’t be afraid to take risks. You’ll never know what’s out there if you don’t.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
In my career one of the most valuable lessons that I have learned is to always believe in yourself, no matter what’s going around you. Your supporters are out there waiting to find you.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Let’s see so I love to eat! We’d start off with food and drinks DTLA on the rooftop at the Broken Shaker. Then we’re going up on a Taco Tuesday with a side of Tequila at Jalapeño Petes in NoHo.
Probably hit up the Santa Monica Pier before getting ready to get out that night.
Have brunch in Burbank at Bea Bea’s and then head to the Arts District for some pics
And probably bar hop/repeat for the rest of the week tbh.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d definitely like to recognize my mom, Vivian Dotson, she’s been my number one supporter all my life! She believed in my dreams even when I couldn’t, and her dream is to see mine come true. I’ve been able to grow and become who I am in all ways because of her sacrifices for me and I’ll never forget that.
Bobby Donaby Shotby50