Blu Bailey is one of the hottest spoken word artists in the south. She founded “The Write” ( Formerly the Spoken Word Press) over 10 years ago empowering the youth of Central Florida. The Write is an organization focused on mentoring teens through creative writing, poetry, spoken word and hip hop culture. She began with life-skills workshops with youthful offenders at 33rd Street Jail and currently works with poetry clubs in schools and local creative spaces. Her mission is to pioneer safe spaces that encourage youth to further their creative expression and personal growth as agents for social change.