Ashley Greene recently welcomed baby Kingsley just four months ago, but is already doing so much to help new moms navigate their postpartum experience. In this episode she chats with Bethany Braun-Silva about the 4th Trimester, her feeding journey, and all the ups and downs of being a new mom.
Ashley heeft een nieuwe fotoshoot en interview gehad met Instyle Magazine over haar zwangerschap. De foto’s zijn gemaakt door haar man Paul en schoonzus Liv Khoury was betrokken bij de styling.
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In the era of TikTok, Alice Cullen has become a symbol for gay awakenings, and the actress behind her is taking her new title — and the Twilight resurgence — in stride.
Nearly 14 years after the series premiered in 2008, the Twilight standom is stronger than ever — thanks to the saga’s debut on streaming platforms and the TikTok thirst traps (see: Alice Cullen baseball pitch) and fan reenactments that followed. Its release on Netflix in 2021 thrust the films back into the pop culture zeitgeist and was one of the few things that brought solace during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. Maybe it was nostalgia for simpler times (in the early 2000s, my 7th-grade self’s main worry was deciding if I was Team Edward or Team Jacob), before the world descended into virus-spreading, politically fueled madness. But Twilight movie marathons and those “Where the hell have you been, Loca?” memes have returned, plopping us right back into the fantasy world of Forks, Washington, and providing an escape from our own dreadful, pandemic-surging reality, even if just for a moment.
Ashley Greene Khoury, who played vegetarian-vampire-turned-gay-icon, Alice Cullen, heard the fans and capitalized on the Cullen craze by launching a podcast, The Twilight Effect, a deep dive into the making of the movies with guest appearances from all your favorite cast members, like Kellan Lutz (who played Emmet Cullen) and Billy Burke (Bella’s completely oblivious father, Charlie Swan). After attending a fan convention, reuniting with some co-stars, and reminiscing about her time as the future-sighted good vamp, the mom-to-be (she’s expecting her first child with husband Paul Khoury) knew she wasn’t done talking about the films.
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“I have reconnected with a lot of fans and had a lot of really meaningful conversations with them because Twilight acted as this escape for them during the pandemic when they were going through a lot of really heavy things,” Greene explains to me over Zoom from her Los Angeles home. “That’s really special.”
In the era of meme culture, it’s become evident that others connected with Alice on a deeper, more personal level, crediting her with their gay sexual awakening. Fans made Alice TikToks and memes (with an emphasis on the sexy baseball scene from the first movie) to let us know that we had been fantasizing about the wrong vampire all along. And the sentiment resonated with the Internet and Greene, who says she totally sees it now.
Ashley was vorige week te gast in de Scrubbing In podcast met Becca Tiley and Tanya Rad!
Eind mei verscheen er een interview van Ashley en schoonzus Olivia met VeronicaBeard.com, als onderdeel van hun blog #MakeItHappen. Hiervoor hadden ze een fotoshoot met Kate Jones
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Menstrual Health Advocates Ashley Greene Khoury, Olivia Khoury & Melissa Berton
Imagine having to use newspapers or old rags when you have your period. Now imagine being ostracized for even having a period—your education is halted, you’re stigmatized by society, and made to feel “dirty” or less than during that time of the month.
Sadly, this is the reality for many low-income communities. Without access to basic sanitation services and reproductive education, girls and women around the world—including here in the U.S.—face these harrowing hardships, oftentimes with acceptance.
That’s where The Pad Project comes in. The nonprofit dedicates itself to ending period stigma and ensuring access to period care for all, working with school districts and grassroots organizations to distribute period products in thirteen states in the U.S., and supporting reproductive education workshops, pad machine enterprises, and washable pad programs in twelve countries around the world—because no girl should have to drop out of school because she lacks access to affordable and hygienic menstrual supplies. “A period should end a sentence, not a girl’s education,” says founder Melissa Berton, who also produced the 2018 Academy Award-winning documentary, Period. End of Sentence., which started the global conversation about menstrual equity.
Berton isn’t doing this alone. Actress Ashley Greene Khoury and her sister-in-law, stylist Olivia Khoury, are co-founders of Hummingway, the hormonal health brand, which frequently partners with The Pad Project to amplify its message. “I find it insane that our periods are the key factor in the creation of life, yet has become a burden for so many,” says Greene Khoury. “Everyone deserves to go throughout their lives with dignity and equal rights. No one’s life should be interrupted or have opportunities suppressed by their menstrual cycle.”
“We have been programmed by the patriarchy to think that our pain is normal, marketed Midol all our lives to believe that we have to get up and go, when in reality our period is a time for restoration and softening. It is a time to go inwards,” adds Khoury, whose company addresses whole cycle wellness—and the tools, education, and community that come with it. Their Cycle Soother Patches, for instance, focuses on the root cause of your pain, working with your body instead of against it.
Here, in honor of Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28, we speak with all three women on what set them on their path, what keeps them going— even in the face of obstacles—and why menstrual equality matters.
Hier alle recente afleveringen van de podcast The Twilight Effect, gasten de afgelopen periode waren o.a. Michael Welch, Nikki Reed en Jackson Rathbone.
Ashley heeft een fotoshoot door Suki Smith gehad om moedersdag te promoten voor OurHummingway.
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Preparing for motherhood: entering into the land unknown, by Ashley Greene Khoury
Our co-founder Ashley Greene Khoury reveals her journey to pregnancy, her emotions and body literacy as she prepares for motherhood.
Everything I’ve done up until this point has prepared me for what’s to come.
The last time I wrote an article for Hummingway, it was to share my experience of transitioning off hormonal birth control. This time, I am writing about the even bigger transition that will take me into motherhood. I went into this pregnancy with the clear understanding that my experience will be unique to me, and that it’s ok that I’ll be learning as I go.
I’ve really tried to avoid comparing myself to others in any fashion throughout this pregnancy and have leaned heavily on my doctor to give me the peace of mind that all is progressing the way it should. So, before I dive into my pregnancy experience, please keep in mind that each of our experiences will likely differ in numerous ways, and that’s ok.
Perhaps it’s the extra hormones (potentially leading to an increase in uterine blood flow) produced during pregnancy, or perhaps it just hasn’t all hit me yet – but so far I’ve taken my pregnancy day by day – with little anxiety. Yes, I have an occasional doubt or fear, but mostly I have a mix of excitement, calm and an uncertainty (one that I’ve accepted) about what the future holds. My main focus has been on keeping myself healthy, both mentally and physically, through nutrition, fitness and meditation, so that I feel centered enough to accept the rapid changes happening currently and those to come in the future. I think my biggest hurdle to face so far has been accepting the fact that my work life will have to make way for something – someone – more important. I love working, it really brings me joy, so this adjustment has thrown me off a bit. Although I’m fully aware that this will be the least of my worries come the fourth trimester.
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