Aja Owens

Aja Owens

Author – Be The Change STL

Aja La’Starr is a former Jennings councilwoman, author, poet, emcee, trauma educator and peer specialist from St.  Louis, Missouri.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Xavier University of Louisiana and her MBA from University of Phoenix.

Aja is a change agent that has dedicated her life to utilizing creative arts to promote healing in the community. In addition to publishing 13 books, she has helped more than 30 authors publish their own books.

She has opened up for Jill Scott, Mary J.Blige, 50 Cents, Da Brat appeared on BET, ABC, Fox 2 News, KDSK, KMOX, KMOV, St. Louis Public Radio, Riverfront Times, St. Louis American, St. Louis Post Dispatch and served as a casting judge for American Idol.  Some of her most recent accolades includes: receiving St. Louis Black Pride’s Lifetime Achievement Award, becoming a Power 100 honoree and she also served as an Outreach Representative for Missouri’s 1st District Congresswoman Cori Bush.