Aja Monet is probably pleased to know that she is difficult to categorize.
She is a poet, songwriter, singer, activist, and much more. And she arrives in Southern Oregon for the Youth Artists Institute in Ashland, at a time when issues she holds dear are very much in the news.
Juvenile justice, police violence, and race relations continue to trouble the country, and they are of concern to her.
We visit about art and life, the collisions between them.