From homeless to lawyer, Asia empowers people to achieve their dreams, regardless of the obstacles. Asia Bijan Thompson is an award-winning social justice activist, motivational speaker, and author. Asia is the shining example of spectacular triumph.
As a single mother of two and survivor of domestic violence and hunger, Asia’s persistence empowered her to graduate with honors from New York Law School by the age of 27. Even at a young age, Asia demonstrates and teaches her incredible skills of self-determination, strength, and positive attitude.
Persistence, mindset, grit, and confidence are her gifts. Asia uses her life-changing story to motivate other people to make a difference in their own lives and reach for a greater purpose for all. A passionate anti-poverty, anti-hunger activist and speaker, Asia captivates audiences through storytelling and messages of hope. At the core of her inspirational messages is the importance of perseverance.
Asia shared her message as a nationally recognized speaker with Congress, Huffington Post, and Bustle. At the age of 21, Asia spoke at one of the largest healthcare conferences in the United States, The National Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (FNCE) and the RESULTS’ International Conference for anti-poverty advocacy and lobbying.
Currently, Asia is a public defender working to advocate for children within the child welfare system, and a member of the Food Dignity® Project’s Board of Directors.