The song may be called Why Are They Afraid, but Mana is anything but. Her latest release is yet another example of her unwavering dedication to her Persian roots – and we love it.
Mana embraces and celebrates her identities not only in her daily life, but also through her art. As a female MC, she also raps in Farsi, often about explicitly feminist issues. Unafraid of being a minority in the scene, Mana makes waves of positivity with her music and work. Themes of choice, empowerment and anti-violence are common in the MC’s lyrics.
Lipstick Revolt, a website run by the songstress, works to empower all women-identifying folk through embracing their uniqueness and varying selves. Also a local activist, Mana is a member of the Resurrecting Queenz in DC, commenting on racial violence with a remake of Self Destruction.
Watch Mana’s latest release below, Cheera Meetarsand.