D’Dra White- Open Mic Host- Writer, Poet, Spoken Word Artist D’dra White is the breath of fresh air you didn’t know you were missing. Armed with a smile, and the knowledge that this is her calling; D’dra is an empath, using poetry to tell the stories of those who forgot that they had a story to tell. As a “slam rookie” in 2008 she was the lone female voice of the nationally ranked Oakland Slam Team, a member of the 2009 “New Word Series” winning San Francisco Slam team ranked 3rd in the Nation, 2010 Golden State Slam rep for the Women of the World Poetry Slam, as well as 2010 “School of Slam” winner. D’Dra is also a member of the Bay Area All Stars writing collective; one of the first spoken word collectives to tour the Hawaii Slam scene while also ranking top 10 at the Southern Fried Regional Poetry competition while she herself ended the competition ranked 9th out of 180 poets as an individual.
Not only does D’Dra assist with hosting our Open Mic but this “Earring Diva hailing from East PALO Alto” Co-Hosts the poetically friendly “afterWords” as well. She’s “Googlable”