And she is on a mission to touch, move and inspire young people to live out their wildest dreams.
While on this mission, she founded Last Forever Images, a photography company focused on inspiring our youth to become leaders of our community and world. From middle schoolers to college students, Ashley Kay empowers students to dream big, love themselves and never allow someone else to define who they were born to be.
When Ashley Kay isn't busy teaching confidence to high school seniors, she's busy being an educator, community leader, traveling, eating yummy food, and is a avid thrill seeker. She lives for dancing, singing, laughing and meeting new people.
Ashley Kay plans to use her education, and passion for young people and community to open up her own community center that serves Black and Brown Families in Snohomish County.
I started taking photos as a way to bring healing to our world and tell the stories of the amazing human beings in my local community before they no longer could tell their story. Because, I didn't have that opportunity with any of my parents and grandparents, they passed in my early 20's.
Since 2019, I have fell more passionately in love for photography and storytelling but also my love for empowering young people in my community. So I decided to bring both passions together to create Last Forever Images.
...I was adopted at the age of 3 months by an elderly couple who didn't have the tools to raise a baby to be an empowered Black Girl living in Snohomish County. I didn't find my Black Girl Magic or learn to love my authentic self until my early-mid 20's.
I now believe my life long mission is to teach young people to find who they are and love themselves fully and to never let someone define who they are are who they should become.