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Introducing YKB 2019 Director Jaya Ramesh 

Tasveer is excited to introduce Jaya Ramesh as YKB 2019's director!

In her own words: 

I am deeply honored to be asked to direct YKB 2019. I see this space as a collective crucible of healing for womxn. The narratives that unfold during this process are sacred and precious. Every time I am witness to a YKB show I’m reminded how these stories serve to connect, honor and shape the fabric of our community. It is my hope this year that in this tenuous political moment, that YKB will once again provide the nourishment and the inspiration to bring what is in our shadow to light.

I immigrated from India in 1989 and have made my home in the greater Seattle area for the last 14 years. I identify as a cis woman and have been married 14 years to my best friend. I have two lovely boys and delight in my work as a mental health therapist. I am grateful to have been part of YKB 2012 and the Tasveer community at large and am excited to give back! 

Love, Jaya
14th Annual Yoni Ki Baat Tasveer, April 12th -14th, 2019
14th Yoni Ki Baat Tasveer will take place April 12-14th, 2019 at Seattle Art Museum. 

About Yoni Ki Baat: Inspired by Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues, YKB was originally started by South Asian Sisters, based in San Francisco area. Today, YKB is performed across the US telling authentic, bold, vivid, tender, powerful and poignant stories. YKB acknowledges that sexuality is an essential aspect of identity, experience, and expression. This transformative space encourages South Asian women and trans folks to express their challenges, hopes, dreams, breakdowns, breakthroughs, and aspirations for change on behalf of their bodies.

Participate in YKB

We are calling on you - yes, amazing and unique YOU - to be a part of Yoni Ki Baat 2019! If you have ever identified as female, we know you have a story to tell, and we want to include it. We welcome all ages 18+, any sexual/gender expressions with backgrounds of South Asian origin are encouraged to respond to this call. If you have questions, please contact

Show Dates: April 12th, 13thand 14th, 2019 

Info Sessions:

If you have lingering questions or are considering applying, attend one of the two YKB Information meetings. 

Session 1: Sunday, Nov 4th, 3:00 - 4:30pm at Northwest Film Forum (RSVP required by emailing, also copy-
Session 2: Wednesday, Nov 14th, time and place (Eastside) yet to be decided (RSVP required by emailing, cc


Yoni Ki Baat requires a commitment from January 2019 - March 2019.
YKB Participants meet every Sunday for 3 hrs for 3 months to write and rehearse your story. Workshops begin January 6, 2019

How To Apply:

Write to and tell us about yourself and why you may be interested in participating in
Yoniki Baat.  Please include a few sentences on a story-idea / topic you would present on stage.  Note, you do not need to disclose anything in the initial email that you are not comfortable with.  YKB strives to be safe space for learning to share your story. 

Tasveer Gala: Light. Camera. [Take] Action

Dear Tasveer fans,

As a non-profit, we rely mainly on your donations and Tasveer Fundraiser Gala is a key fundraiser for Tasveer. It helps us sustain our programs, helps pay our staff and create innovate new programs to respond to the needs of society. The funds are also allocated to different programs we already produce throughout the year.

The Gala serves as a key opportunity for our community to gather and celebrate different cultures within the South Asian community, to give back and to support our cause.

Please support us by attending our Gala: Only $100 (early bird, till Oct 30th). Register today!

  • Gala Ticket available at: Tasveer/galaticket
  • Date, Time and Venue for the Gala: Saturday, December 8th2018 from 5:30 pm onward at Campion Hall, Seattle University (914 East Jefferson Street, Seattle, WA 98122)
  • Capacity per table: 8 people.
Become a Gala Sponsor, click here

Warm Regards,

Alka Kurian & Anita Waghani

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