Ashia Ajani – “La Llorona”

Performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“We women who sacrifice our dutiful Brown hands to community, who sacrifice our bodies for motherhood, the grieving continues and continues, and this Western myth dooms us to be tragic, weeping, locas for all eternity.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Ashia Ajani, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

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