For Long Island, New York’s Hempstead Living magazine, photojournalist and news reporter Ashley Ormon has spotlighted, among others, a local cellist who performed at the White House and local restaurateurs and their cuisine. She photographed the grand opening of The Academy, a charter school aiming to raise the academic performance of students in a district that has been one of New York State’s worst performing and subject of a state takeover.
After graduating with a degree in Media and Communications, Ormon decided to futher refine her journalistic skill at New York City’s Hunter College. Afterward, Ormon co-founded IN THE LIGHT. For that publication, which she also co-edited, she wrote about the foster care system and children waiting and hoping to be adopted.
She has interviewed leaders of the Manhattan-based charity: water, a campaign to deliver clean, drinking water to people in parts of the world without it; best-selling author of Legacy Living, Gloria Burgess; and Christian hip-hop artist HeeSun Lee, who has shared the stage with Grammy-nominated Canton Jones.
Also, Ormon was chosen as one of Jeff Goins, creator of goinswriter.com, which Writer’s Digest featured as one of the Top 20 websites for writers, favorite reviewer for his book You Are a Writer. She also co-edited a poetry collection, Renovatum, an autobiographical book; and had a segment of her teaching featured in Cambridge English Empower C1 Students Book, a college textbook published in March 2016, released by the United Kingdom’s Ivy League school Cambridge University. Additionally, she published a book of her own, God in Your Morning, a 31-day devotional.
Currently, Ormon serves as an editor at Proverbs & Wisdom, a charity-based organization she founded. There she has been invited to attend events as speaker, mentored youth and adults, and coordinated charity campaigns for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Letters for Troops campaign, Spreading Joy Corp., amongst several others.