Launching MenOlogues in 2017!
Yoni ki Baat
(a Play in English)
YKB, a South Asian adaptation of The Vagina Monologues is the main and featured program of Ahaana. It's a nationally recognized and a growing collection of authentic, bold, powerful and poignant stories told by South Asian women. A creative and unique space of sharing and performing true stories.
Annual Festival comprises of following events
5:00PM - 6:30PM
Meet local artists who are experts in their field be it visual, performing, painting, creative, music or food arts. Enjoy a Mimosa-Samosa reception while chit-chatting with the artists and browsing the museum exhibits.
On September 12, 2015, Yoni Ki Baat was launched in San Diego and it was received with resounding success! YKB 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.
In partnership with Mingei International Museum of Balboa Park, Yoni Ki Baat is continuing it's bold journey in San Diego again this September.
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, YKB is performed across the United States by South Asian women telling authentic, bold, vivid, tender, powerful and poignant stories.