Aja Monet is a poet, singer and performer. The youngest individual to win the legendary Nuyorican Poet’s Café Grand Slam title, she is recognized for combining her spellbound voice and powerful imagery on stage. Her books of poetry are My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter, Inner-City Chants & Cyborg Cyphers, and The Black Unicorn Sings. She collaborated with poet/musician Saul Williams on the book Chorus: a literary mixtape. Her first CD, Scared to Make Love/Scared Not To was independently released through Bandcamp. Monet has performed at the Town Hall Theater, the Apollo Theater, the United Nations, and the NAACP’s Barack Obama Inaugural event.