Asia Johnson is a writer and filmmaker. In addition to working for The Bail Project as a Communications Associate, she has also worked with several other 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 directorial debut, Out of Place, was 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, justice, race, sexuality, loss, and beauty.