Aja Monet

Aja Monet

An offical part of the SXSW International Women’s Day Celebration.

Aja will inspire and move us with her award-winning poetry.
Catch her from 6:35pm - 6:40pm and again from 7:25pm - 7:30pm.

Aja Monet is a Caribbean American poet. Her poems are wise, lyrical, and courageous. Monet won the legendary Nuyorican Poet’s Café Grand Slam title and has been internationally recognized for combining her spellbound voice and vivid poetic imagery on stage. In 2018, Monet’s first full collection of poetry, My Mother Was A Freedom Fighter, was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work. She was a featured speaker at TEDWomen 2018 for her meaningful work in South Florida with Smoke Signals Studio.



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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Event Type: Special Event