On March 30th, the Women’s Building is proud to welcome for the second consecutive year after two sold out shows last year, the sensual and provocative play, Yoni Ki Baat. Inspired by the well-renowned Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, Yoni Ki Baat translates to “Talks of the Vagina” in Hindi and was created by the South Asian Sisters Collective in San Francisco. Countering Indian society’s silence around sexuality, Yoni Ki Baat highlights the voices and lives of South Asian immigrant women who write and tell stories of desire, humor, and drama. This year’s show will be their 8th production in San Francisco and will feature a new script that is hilarious, raw, and thought-provoking.
Beginning in 2003 with gracious support from Eve Ensler who provided feedback on the initial script, Yoni Ki Baat has evolved into a bonafide grassroots movement. Its performance has spread to other South Asian women’s communities, universities, cafes, bars, and organization’s throughout the U.S., including Seattle and Chicago. Through this movement’s collective efforts, they have been able to raise over $8,500 for organizations advocating on behalf of survivors of domestic violence.
South Asian Sisters has donated a Preview Performance of Yoni Ki Baat to benefit The Women’s Building’s Mural Restoration Campaign. This special fundraising event will be held at The Women’s Building on Friday, March 30th at 7pm, so please purchase your ticket today here. Come at 5:30pm for a delicious, organic dinner from Kasa Indian’s food truck, and enjoy a wine bar, bake sale, and fabulous raffle prizes. We look forward to seeing you there!