About Amber

Amber Crowder’s Been Down Project is a returning citizen’s brutally honest, yet comedic, account of how she went to federal prison for an email.  Her vulnerable and transparent account highlights the inequities and flaws of the federal criminal justice system and the unique hardships for women in the industrial prison complex.  


Amber intends to use her platform to be a voice, a resource, and an inspiration for women with recent federal indictments, women currently incarcerated, and women reentering society. 


Amber is an entrepreneur in the hospitality industry who currently resides in Washington, D.C. Amber is a Howard University graduate who has a penchant for food and fellowship.