Ash Ambirge is an author, internet entrepreneur, and founder of The Middle Finger Project, a blog about following your passions (unless you’re a serial killer). Her work focuses on helping women find their voice and use language as a tool to increase upward mobility, create economic opportunity, and increase their sense of personal agency in their career and life.
Ambirge’s new training program, UNINTIMIDATED, re-imagines conventional etiquette and protocol classes of the Victorian ages—how to properly carve poultry, fold a napkin, and run a prim and proper household—and instead teaches women the practical communication skills they need to succeed in modern society today: from sticking up for what you believe in on social media while still remaining balanced and fair, to telling a freelance client that you’re raising your rates, to writing a letter to a judge requesting additional child support, to having a conversation with your partner about your decision not to have children…and more.
Raised an orphan in a trailer park in rural Pennsylvania, Ambirge’s background heavily influences her work, and her new book, also called THE MIDDLE FINGER PROJECT (Penguin Random House 2020) details her journey on how she was able to use language in creative ways to permanently alter the course of her own life. Her feet are definitely bigger than yours, and she hates fish—unless they’re oysters, of course, because anything eaten with a tiny fork wins.