Aza Njeri is a St. Louis based mental health professional, griot, author, award winning- filmmaker, educator, and second-generation Hip hop recording artist who uses Hip Hop to inspire and heal the masses. She earned a B.S. in psychology from the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, where she studied under African scholars that groomed her to appreciate self knowledge and enlightenment. Aza is the author of Hip Hop, You Saved my Life, a workbook to aid self-discovery and a companion memoir, Hip Hop, You Saved My Life: Black Girl Narrative. Her writing style is raw, hip, poignant and compassionate. Aza believes we all have a story but lack the courage to share. She is dedicated to healing arts, and her independent research in complex trauma and expressive art therapy has lead her to facilitate healing circles, professional training workshops and lectures around the country.