asha bandele

Since 2005, asha bandele has directed the Advocacy Grants Program at Drug Policy Alliance, where she is a member of organization’s movement building team. A poet and journalist whose byline has been read in, among other outlets, The New York Times, Essence, Vibe and Family Circle, asha is also the award-winning author of five books, including the best-selling memoir, “The Prisoner’s Wife.” An organizer for all of her adult life, asha is joyously raising her daughter Nisa in Brooklyn and working on a sixth book, a novel about loss and reconciliation.

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