Asia Johnson

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Asia Johnson (she/her) is a Communications Associate at The Bail Project.

In 2019, Asia first joined The Bail Project as a Bail Disruptor in Detroit. Asia is a writer and filmmaker and has worked with several organizations in the criminal justice reform space, including cut50, Shakespeare in Prison, Prison Creative Arts Program, Hamtramck Free School, and the Michigan Prison Doula Initiative. Asia is a 2019 Right of Return Fellow as well as a Winter 2019 Room Project Fellow. Her Chapbook, An Exorcism, was released in 2018 and her upcoming directorial debut, Out of Place, will be released in 2021.

Asia is a student at University of Michigan-Dearborn where she studies Criminal Justice and Film. When Asia isn’t amplifying the stories of those impacted by the criminal justice system and making her dream of a world without cages come true, she is writing poetry exploring topics, such as love, sexuality, loss, and beauty.