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Ashley Nichole Walkowiak

Ashley Nichole Walkowiak began studying film and darkroom photography at the age of thirteen. After a sexual assault left her riddled with PTSD, she put down her camera for a number of years but never lost her passion for the arts. Believing that the purpose and power of art is understanding and connection, Ashley later continued to write and photograph life while working with a trauma therapist on her healing journey.

Ashley has held several community art curator positions and has a life coach art therapy certification. She’s the author and artist of

Found. Still lost. – a book centered around living through grief and loss – published by Sunbury Press.

Now a wife and mother of three, she works for the Pennsylvania Office of Victim Advocate, where she amplifies the voice

of crime victims and works to cultivate societal change that will lessen violence

in our communities.

When she’s not chasing her kids and advocating for victims’ rights, Ashley can be found at the Cumberland County Commission for Women and working on her next book – a memoir of using art to overcome trauma.