Seattle Asian Art Museum, Seattle – 7:00 PM

Yoni Ki Baat

Yoni Ki Baat is a growing collection of authentic, bold, vivid, tender, powerful and poignant stories narrated by South Asian women. YKB acknowledges that female sexuality is an essential aspect of identity, experience and expression. This space transforms and encourages South Asian women to express their challenges, hopes, dreams, breakdowns and aspirations for change.

Yoni Ki Baat is back for its 9th fabulous show in Seattle. Seattle’s Yoni Ki Baat seems to have a creative life of its own, nurturing a unique space of love, trust and sharing, while simultaneously building community among local South Asian women. Each year the YKB narratives shed light on the special challenges and opportunities experienced within the South Asian socio-cultural context, whether in native lands or in adopted homelands. The powerful monologues are captivating in their intensity, their raw messages questioning societal norms, judgments and prejudices. Yoni Ki Baat 2014 is yet another step towards this bold journey.

Inspired by Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues, Yoni Ki Baat was originally started by South Asian Sisters, a progressive collective of South Asian women based in San Francisco area in 2003. Today, Yoni Ki Baat is performed across the United States by South Asian women telling authentic, bold, vivid, tender, powerful and poignant stories. 5% of the ticket sales will be donated to API Chaya.

Program

Fiza Jihan – Meena
Ashika Chand – Conditional Love
Prachi Vora – Best or Bust
Rashmi Thirtha – Love Called my Name

Fiza Jihan – Prohibitive Love
Akshika Patel – In the Grey
Satya Vatti – Strange Love 1
Shikha Jain – Love is not Enough
Diya Sekhar – The Violence is in the Walls

Fiza Jihan – Habibti
Preeti Shridhar – “Magic” at shaadi.com
Satya Vatti – Strange Love 2
Pallavi Garg – Reprogramming Pleasure
Nomita Paul – The Paradox of Love

Subhashri Iyer – Hello, Could you Speak Up?


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Yoni Ki Baat Sisters

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