My name is Ashley Stone. I’m 43 years old. Mother of 3. Wife. Southerner by birth. Southern Californian by marriage. Social Worker by training. Conservationist by instinct. Athlete. Adventurer. Advocate. These are just a few words I would use to define myself. But, 3.5 years ago (at 40 – what a cliché!), my life took on new meaning and purpose.
Like many at this life stage, I had been shuttling up and down the roads of motherhood, marriage and my 30’s with autopilot-like precision. As fate would have it though, somewhere between dropping my kids off and picking up groceries, I grabbed the wheel, took a sharp turn on an unfamiliar road and found myself at the Left Bank of the Congo River amongst the most majestic creatures on the planet.
Bonobos are my passion and their existence, my career. The Bonobo Project is my new home. The Bonobo Diaries is where I will share my heart. Welcome to all, whether you know and love bonobos or you want to know and love bonobos.
I Bonobo You.