Oakland native Alison Chokwadi Fletcher is a spoken word artist, dancer, background singer and sometimes actor. She formally mc'd and orchestrated the open mic series Poetry Diversified. She's been a member of Dimensions Dance Theater, The Lower Bottom Players, Fusion Theater, Congo Square II and Tres Santos. She's contributed her voice and dancing legs to plays such as James Baldwin's "Amen Corner" and Avotcja's "Oaktown Blue". Her poetry is made out of hand-me-down family stories, music, African American history and love, always love.