Asantewaa is a Co-founder of APTP
(Anti Police-Terror Project) an organization committed to the eradication of police terror in all of its forms.
As a Co-founder of APTP, she co-chaired the First Responder Committee, creating models for an independent investigation of police terror and establishing long-term support for impacted families.
She uses her knowledge of nursing and activism to provide Street Medic training for direct actions and community training on Trauma Centered First -Aid.
Along with being a RADICAL nurse, she is also a founding member of the Capital City Black Nurses Association. Asantewaa along with a brave group of organizers and medical professionals developed Mental Health First or MH FIRST a mobile mental health crisis response team aimed at minimizing police contact with those who are in the midst of a mental health crisis.
While her greatest honor is being the mother of her sons Ajani, bonus daughters Aryana and granddaughters Lilith.
Asantewaa Boykin. R.N, M.I.C.N
is the daughter of Valerie Boykin, Granddaughter of Bertha Brandy and Gladys Boykin and the Great-Granddaughter of Nonnie Boykin and Drucella Bluford. She is a proud San Diego, CA native who found her voice in Oakland, CA Berthas’ home and Drucella's’ frontier.
Her poetry and art combine her love of words, storytelling, and resistance. Exploring topics like; space-travel, black-femme militancy, & motherhood. Which describes her first full-length poetry collection, “Love, Lyric and Liberation (Nomadic Press), and embodies the essence of her visual art.
The intersection of Art and Resistance is where Asantewaa feels most at home.
As a self-proclaimed “Serial Crafter” she has found a creative outlet in most mediums while stacking words into poems, short stories and essays remain her first love.
"Continuing the work of ourancestors on behalf of our children is the highest calling one can have"