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Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins (aka ABFJ) grew up relating to Breanna Barnes, the main character of UPN’s sitcom One on One. But she wanted to be living the life of its star, Kyla Pratt. When reality (and Ashley’s parents) pushed her acting dreams to post-college, Ashley went to Howard University…but not before bingeing A Different World in hopes of seeing what an HBCU might be like. Now an actor in a college show of her own (and the host of an OWN Podcast), Ashley shares her own trials-to-triumphs tale — a story full of connections, coincidences…and a lot of hard work.

Trials to Triumphs is in its second season!


With Jordan Crucchiola and Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins

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  • Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins

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On Feeling Seen, writer and general enthusiast Jordan Crucchiola invites filmmakers, writers, comedians, and artists to discuss the movie characters that made them “feel seen.” It’s about that instant when a person connects to a piece of art so deeply that they see themselves reflected in it. Every week Jordan gabs it up with a guest about those magical moments when they were watching a film and realized, “That’s me!” It’s an informative, funny, and comforting show about our intimate relationship with movies, the impact they have on our lives, and how they influence our art.

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