Amani Sawari

Amani Sawari is a writer, founder of her site sawarimi.org, currently residing in Seattle Washington where she graduated from the University of Washington with her Bachelor’s in both Media Communications and Law & Public Policy. Her passion for prisoner advocacy and prisoner rights has always stemmed from her understanding of the negative sociopolitical effects of stereotypical media portrayals of marginalized communities. Amani is also a poet teaching poetry techniques to students incarcerated in King County Juvenile Detention Center. She uses her poetry as a form of healing, reflection and protest as well as a tool for educating to those of opposing perspectives. While Amani is an advocate and prison abolitionist she also enjoys singing and writing music.