Barriers Beyond Migration talks about how migration affects the mental health of racialized immigrant youth and how the system makes it difficult for them to seek help. Ashley is passionate about designing experiences that bring light to the newcomer perspective and she chose to focus on how migration affects the mental health of immigrant youth.
In partnership with Fatima Ahmad, Ashley has designed a system map that visualizes the barriers that immigrant youth face. Along with the system map, they have designed an exhibit that explains how these barriers hinders immigrant youth from seeking help. The aim of this project was to highlight the complex issues that racialized immigrant youth go through and start a conversation about providing appropriate support for them.