Real Sex with the Cherry

Erotic Poetry/Comedy

Brianni “Bri” Blue
Author, Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Motivational Speaker

Brianni “Bri” Blue is a published author, spoken word artist and motivational speaker from Berkeley, CA. Also a UC Berkeley alumna, Bri’s passionate and emotionally-charged performances allow her to connect with audiences through empathy, relatability and inspiration. She has received numerous invitations to lend her creative, captivating brand of truth telling to events nationwide, including the national stage for Lexus’ broadcast performance show Verses & Flow. A three-time published author, Bri has a digital following of over 20,000 people, was the Founder and Host of the weekly “Speak Easy” open mic series, and created the ‘Unapologetically You’ Awareness Campaign with a mission to uplift and empower women. Named the Bay Area Black Music Award’s Best Female Spoken Word Artist from 2014-2017, the recipient of four 2016 Bay Area Black Music Awards, and the 2017 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Black Graduation Keynote Speaker, Bri is a multi-talented dynamo that must be heard.

Notable Accomplishments for Bri Blue

Performer on Season 1 of Lexus’ Broadcast Performance Show ‘Verses and Flow’

Three time Published Author: 
     -No Crystal Stair (2008)
     -Destination: unknown (2011)
     -Destination: Still Unknown …Pack Light (2014)

-Author of motivational chapbook “Advice & Anecdotes” (2018)

2018 Featured Performer at State of Black Health National Conference (Atlanta, GA)

2016-2018 Mistress of Ceremonies for Family Support Services Annual Gala

2014-2017 Bay Area Black Music Awards Recipient:
          Best Female Spoken Word Artist

2015 Bay Area Black Music Awards Recipient:
          Best Live Performance

Founder of the Unapologetically You Awareness Campaign (2015-Present)

Co-Founder of Blood, Sweat, Tears, & Ink (2013-Present)

Member of the Berkeley Slam Poetry Team (2016)

Member of the Oakland Slam Poetry Team (2015)

Producer of Blood, Sweat, Tears, & Ink’s ‘She Speaks!’ and ‘He Is…’ Performing Arts Showcases (2014-2015)Founder/Host of Speak Easy Open Mic (2013-2018)

Keynote Speaker for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Black Graduation (2017)

Featured Performer at Kaiser Permanente’s Excellence Awards Gala (2014)