Ashia Ajani

Ashia Ajani (they/she) is a Black queer storyteller hailing from Denver, Colorado, Queen City of the Plains. They have been published in Sierra, Them, and Foglifter, among others. They are a 2019 PEN America Writing for Justice Finalist.

  • A black and white photograph of a person jogging toward the camera on a long suspension bridge
    August 13, 2020 | Ashia Ajani
    Photo by Jo / Flickr Series editor’s note: In Ashia Ajani’s poem “Running,” the Black body finds itself outdoors, not as a means of escape, rather as a place of exodus, where it can s...

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