In this episode, Asia reflects on the ways in which life outside can sometimes feel like incarceration all over again. Despite her struggle to find housing, she relishes in the freedom of being untethered—to place or person—and speaks of the hope she feels in the air when she writes for social change.
A Detroit native, Asia knows firsthand the effects of incarceration. A fire was kindled inside of her to help end mass incarceration and thus she became involved in Shakespeare in Prison, University of Michigan’s Prisoner Creative Arts Project, the Michigan Prison Doula Initiative, Hamtramck Free School, and now The Bail Project. She is also a writer who is finishing her degree in Public Affairs.