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I bless the heavens for all the love I recieve from my ansestors. Poetry is the Air I breath and the love in my soul. This is how I will spread the healing to the Masses!

Background Information

Poetry has flowed through my mind since the age of 10, blowin' my family's mind with visions of underwater kingdoms and castles in the sky. Started performing in D.C. at it's your M.U.G., formerly in Georgetown. Met up with some old school poets an joined the Vagabond Poetry Crew. Performed at the Kaffa House (in its prime), State of the Union, GWU, and Mango's. Went on to join up with brotha Mathew Payne and the Movement. This allowed me to start being featured as an individual poet, hosting open mic sets at Bar Nun, allowing me to attain more exposure throughout the east coast. 

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Come Celebrate the Art and Poetry of Dehejia Maat. Poet, actress, yogi, and painter. Deep rooted original Earth woman who greets the dawn chanting while doing Surya Namaskar. Theater director for the Dragon Box Theater in Washington DC, this sista has graced many a stage from the Kennedy Center to local clubs on Historic U street, rocking mics from Japan to Toronto. Co-Creator of No Goddess Left Behind writers workshop and Yoga teacher. This year brings the directorial debut in the play, "For Colored Girls" and the release of two books "Deep Rooted Soul Sista Poem" & The Yes that Leads to Infinity, her second book poetry.

"I write and paint from my Mulahandra, I love freely and fiercely but I got a machete for the bammas"

Birth Place
Washington, DC USA

Opening sets for and working with artists such as Shirley Horn, Gil Scott Heron, Julie Dexter, Res and the Jazzyphatnasty’s. Organizing events for Ladyfest DC, The Mocha Hut Collective, and CAPCS. Featured in Groove Gumbo, Sista’s Black Like Me, Vagabond Poetry Series and MN8’s productions. Performing at such established venues as The Kennedy Center, Blues Alley, Sounds of Brazil (SOB’s), The Brooklyn Moon Café, The Black Cat and the historic Bohemian Caverns. Modeling for such companies as Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, True Soldiers, and her own clothing company with sista Ra Supreme. A writer for, poetry editor for Vibe DC and featured poet on Having completed her first book Deep Rooted Soul Sista Poems and working on the release of her new book, The Yes that Leads to Infinity. Featured in a short film presented at Visions Cinema (Washington DC). Judge for the Def Poetry Jam competition (DC). Co-hosting her own show “The Cyphers Corner” with brother Komplex. The hostess and coordinator for Nagchampa Nights, Wednesday's, at the Bohemian Caverns (Washington, D.C.) Dehejia is on her poetic path. Watch as she reflects the light of the sun.

Additional Information

I am the original Nature lovin flower child of the Sun, as well as Queen Mother Goddess of the universe. Basically I want all the True Queens to stand up and Represent the Earth. You can check out my work at, (peepspeak page),, Respect the Spirit World and the Ansestors! Live in Ma'at

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