My Mother Was A Freedom Fighter

Powerful, poetic meditations on motherhood, sisterhood, spirituality, solidarity, displacement/gentrification, racism, and sexism.

My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter is poet Aja Monet’s ode to mothers, daughters, and sisters—the tiny gods who fight to change the world.

Textured with the sights and sounds of growing up in East New York in the nineties, to school on the South Side of Chicago, all the way to the olive groves of Palestine, these stunning poems tackle racism, sexism, genocide, displacement, heartbreak, and grief, but also love, motherhood, spirituality, and Black joy.


Videos

2018 Women’s March



Aja Monet’s HER


Aja Monet – What I’ve Learned


2014: Dodge Poetry


Aja Monet — A SEEDHEAD DANDELION BORN IN BROOKLYN