House Music and Poetry... A match made in heaven...

Saturday evening I made my way to the Born Vain Art Bar to perform with Herban Soul Radio as they celebrated the birthday of fellow poet and writer, Brother Amir.   This particular evening featured Poet WrittenInpain from New York and KeSera from Wisconsin and myself.   The Born Vain Art Bar is owned by artist, Michael Cox.  He’s best known for his hand painted works of wearable art but he also has beautiful works captured on canvas.  The Born Vain Art Bar beautifully displays his work!  Check him out!   The atmosphere was intimate and family like.   I like shows like this.  You can literally feel the energy from the audience.   It was a full house and the poetry was powerful!!!!!!

KeSera is a lyrical beast. She’s such a gifted and talented person.  Her delivery will grab you and keep you completely hanging on to every word.   Fellow Poets, Hoodraised and Unscripted came by to show Brother Amir some love and share some powerful poems of love! They had the ladies salivating by the end of the evening. I performed a new piece that I wrote called “He feels me”.  It tells the story of what happens to a woman when she is loved properly.   I’ve often said there is power in love and my poem was a reflection of that truth.    It was my first time hearing the work of WrittenInPain and I hope it won’t be the last. He was humorous; light hearted and honest in his content and flow.  After the poetry came the celebration... the party….DJ’s Steve Maxwell and Steve Price kept the groove going as everyone danced the night away.  Soulful poets and soulful grooves…it’s the perfect combination for another enjoyable evening in Chicago!

Till we meet again….

©Black Widow 2016


Black Widow

D.Sanders, a Chicago native, is a devoted mother, blogger and writer who is passionate about her family, friends, women's rights, living authentically and telling her story.   She is also a spoken word recording artist under the name, Black Widow. She has been writing and blogging for over 15 years providing commentary and expressing thought on life, love and relationships. Her artistry can be heard on two house music singles, “Rough”, and “Gruv Me” released by Grammy Nominated Producer and CEO of T’s Box Records & T’s Crates, Terry Hunter under the production of Mike Dunn and Dee Jay Alicia. . Both singles reached #1 on Traxsource’s Afrohouse and charted top ten overall as well reaching the top ten in their year of release.  She splits her time blogging about the Chicago Dance Music Scene on and on her book’s website,  She is excited about her debut book, The Sum of Many Things, scheduled for release in June 2017.   She wears many hats but refuses to be placed in a box.  She believes that women are "The Sum of Many Things".  Embracing all of her roles as a woman, she firmly believes in breaking free of preconceived notions of womanhood.   She believes it is her mission to define her own life experience, femininity and sexuality and not have it defined by society.  She openly shares her story with hopes that women understand their worth, power and place in this world.