Ahmari Anthony was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, and lives in Washington, DC. She is a school social worker and a freelance journalist. Ahmari received a BA in journalism and English at Howard University, then received an MSW degree there, studying macro social work with youth and families. She is an organizer and writer combating the school-to-prison pipeline, supporting system-involved youth, and educating communities about restorative justice. Ahmari is interested in working within and reporting on movements, communities, and cultures that have been historically subjugated, as well as analyzing the systems and societies that push people to the margins. Ahmari is a 2023 P.O.W.E.R. fellow with Just Media and The Real News Network.