Photo by Josh MareadyAshley Ross is a freelance writer and editor. Previously, she worked on the web team for TIME, overseeing audience engagement and editing and writing about culture. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, SHAPE, Country Living, Us Weekly and more. She’s a graduate of the University of Florida, a former gymnast and a big fan of neighbors who don’t steal her Sunday paper. She lives in Manhattan.

Photo by: Josh Maready