Mama JAH

Fellowship Graduate 2020

Joined May 31, 2020

Jahmila AaronAli also known as Mama JAH is a local Denver Poet, Professional Dancer, Inspiring Artistivist, Entrepreneur, Lover of Life, a Loving Mama, a Partner in Peace, and a Boss Business Woman. Originally born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Mama JAH began her dance training at age 8. Studying dance at Denver School of the Arts she started writing poetry at age 18 studying poetry through her experiences in life. She’s influenced by African-American dancers and poets such as Misty Copeland, Pearl Primus, Gregory Hines, Debbie Allen, Rosie Perez, Maya Angelou, Jill Scott, Shaun Don thA TRUTH, Londrelle, Hakeem Furious, and Staceyann Chin. Jahmila inspires to be Poetry in Motion. She believes everything has a vibration and the energy Mama JAH wants to express is the principles of Hip-Hop, embracing the emotion that needs to be felt, and that God is a Black Woman. 


Mama JAHs ultimate goal is to create a safe artistic space where people of ALL color can come in together and express themselves authentically with no judgment. Mama JAHs Lounge will be living Melanated poetry. Mama JAH says “growing up in the 5280, I’ve endured a lot of changes and experienced many living situations. Whether moving yearly due to a non-stable household, or experiencing homelessness while being in my teens, or witnessing gentrification take away black-owned businesses. It truly saddens me that most spaces here in the mile-high city for people of color are gone. Still, it most definitely fuels my flame to bring it back and make it more sustainable!!”


She wants her space to advocate for Business Environmental Sustainability as well. Mama JAHs will be the first business in Denver Colorado to be an Earthship business. She states “Through my Poetry, Dancing, Martial Arts abilities, Baking and Cooking skills, Determination, Charisma, and Resilience Eye know this business will help myself and my community tremendously.”