Sanjo Jendayi / Press

"Today we shine a positive spotlight on DMV (DC/MD/VA) born and raised, independent artist Deserie Johnson, also known as Sanjo Jendayi. She currently resides in Maryland."

“‘‘A lot of times we as poets think we are writing for ourselves, but when you perform you find you are not writing for yourself because so many people relate to it that you just put a voice to what they’ve been feeling,” Johnson said. ”