My Story

My name is Ashleigh Powell, and this is my story.


On September 27th 2019, my life was turned upside down after a severe motor accident, where I was hit by a 4WD, almost losing my life.


My injuries were so significant that I lost count of how many times I was told ‘I can’t believe you’re still alive.’ Before the accident, I was living in Bondi and running my own Design & Publishing company, Axel and Ash, creating journals to inspire you to live your dream story and document all the magic along the way. 

I am now going through an experience I never thought I would, and wouldn’t wish upon anyone. I lost my health and my company. It has been and continues to be so difficult and painful. However, I have learnt so much about gratitude, healing and how hope, determination and being surrounded by people who love you can pull you through the darkest days.

For these reasons and more, I would love to share my journey with you, in the hope that I can help others. I am starting with a brand new canvas.


“I don’t know where I’m going next but I promise it won’t be boring” - David Bowie