Soul Blues & Ballads
By Sista Monica
“Soul Blues & Ballads” is dedicated to the life of blues legends Koko Taylor, Katie Webster and Ruth Brown. It is about relationships that have deeply affected my life and my heart. I have always been inspired by their strong, sassy, tortured and storytelling blues. These women paved the way for me to write about my heartaches and expose my woundedness. They created safe passage for me to reveal myself. Now, when I write about my love life, I allow myself to be vulnerable, to share and to even purge my feelings. That way, I am reaching a deeper self - a deeper soul. Historically, my core issues were much about betrayal, abandonment, deception and trust in relationships.