Remembering Goddess Aja to Heal Ecological Heartbreak

Princella Talley
4 min readMar 14, 2022
Photo by Jingxi Lau on Unsplash

Aja, also known as Wild Wind, is a rare African Earth goddess who cures the sick with herbs while protecting the forests and woodland creatures. She is also said to be kind, revealing herself to humans in a peaceful and humble manner.

Worshiping Aja is even more of a rarity in predominantly Christian America, but religion or spiritual callings shouldn’t matter because Aja…

Princella Talley

Top Writer in Feminism. Public Voices fellow of the OpEd Project and the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.