Moe-TEE-uh. Known to most as Ashley or AJ.
Hello! I’m a country farm girl who moved to the big city in a horse trailer. Twice. Growing up, I wanted to be a veterinarian (or a masked superhero). Once, I was a poet. Now, I work as a freelance copywriter and digital marketing strategist and teach undergraduate communication courses.
I earned my master’s in communication studies here, and I obtained my undergrad in English (professional writing) here. Interests include linguistics and language, psychology, all things nature, metal music, cats, an assortment of geekery, and knitting.
Why choose “The Pensive Pilcrow” for a blog name? The pilcrow has always been my favorite punctuation mark. It denotes a new paragraph (“Oh, thaaat symbol! I’ve seen that in MS Word!” you say). A new paragraph marks the beginning of a new thought or building on an existing one. The Pensive Pilcrow means just that, with a dash of fun alliteration.
Disclaimer: always a work in progress.
[Unless otherwise noted, all images and content on the Pensive Pilcrow belong to me, Ashley Motia. Please don’t steal. I take care to cite my sources, so please extend the same courtesy.]