Ashley Jones

Poet

REPARATIONS & OTHER MATTERS OF IMPORTANCE

On this episode of Badass Black Girl, we are featuring Ashley M. Jones, badass prizewinning poet, as she reads six poems from her three collections of poetry, Magic City Gospel, dark//thing, and her forthcoming collection REPARATIONS NOW! Jones’s poems touch on historical anger and the pain of injustices suffered by our Black ancestors, pay homage to her foremothers in a reimagination of the Virgin Mary, stop for a moment on an Alabama highway, touch bases with James Brown, and delve into the world of comic book character Lois Lane.

Ashley Jones in Reparations and Other Matters of Importance - Badass Black Girl Special Feature

Ashley Jones in Reparations and Other Matters of Importance - Badass Black Girl Special Feature

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LOCKDOWN & PROTESTS

This episode of Badass Black Girl is featuring two badass guests, Ashley M. Jones and Fabienne Josaphat, in conversation with MJ Fievre. Join us for a far-ranging discussion about the current situation in the United States between pandemics and protests, and for a talk on the emotional labor of being a Black woman in a society built on systemic racism, on self-care, nurturing Black joy, mental health, the global divide between Black people, and much more, including a look to the near future and remembrances of the past.