The Sister Spit empire was started in San Francisco by Sini Anderson and Michelle Tea (rockin' out in the picture below) to create a girls-only alternative to the boy-dominated spoken word scene in San Francisco. Since then, all-girl open mics have popped up across the continent and the spitting sisters themselves have hit the road, crossing the country each summer and now this fall to inspire and entertain poetry-chewing ladies all over. Come check out Michelle, Sini, and all the screaming sisters at a venue near you!