ASHA is a queer, disabled, multidisciplinary artist, abolitionist activist and educator, and child of the East African Desi diaspora. Originally from LA, she has been a public-school teacher in the Bay Area for the last 10 years. She currently trains teachers throughout California on educational equity, policy and healing. Her dream is to establish her own K-12 school rooted in restorative practices, art and social justice standards. ASHA has been featured at many poetry events in the Bay Area, as well as at numerous rallies and marches for civil and human rights. Her latest book release and art exhibition, Not Your Masi’s Generation, tackles mental health and healing from generational trauma. ASHA consistently uses her platform to voice out against injustice and to speak up for those who have been marginalized and silenced for centuries.