Why She’s Interesting: Through community engagement and a vision for the future, Jones is helping highlight the vibrancy, culture and style of the city.
Started Young: Jones was involved in activism as her high school class president. One of the first events she ever helped organize was a walkout that was so effective, the entire school participated. “While also being suspended for 15 days, my principal called me to tell me how proud she was.”
Cleveland as Home: Jones says her community has always felt like family. Everyone’s passion for music, food, sports and authenticity is what she loves most about the city. “Cleveland, for me, has a foundation of a culture of connectivity.”
Mom’s Advice: While Jones ran for Cleveland City Council this year and lost by a wide margin, she still has plenty of hope for the future — just like her mom taught her. “She told me, ‘Aisia, delays are not denies,’ and that has stuck with me through every single solitary thing.”
Open Up: Jones feels that society is not open enough about mental health issues. “I want to make sure that we talk about those things, because they are normal, and they are real.”
Interesting Fact: In her free time, Jones loves painting and and makes homemade candles and soaps.