Sharing poetry and prose to combat domestic violence and sexual assault.
Sakhi for South Asian Women is kicking off Domestic Violence Month with an all-star night of feminist poetry and performances. “Our Bodies, Our Stories” will take place next Tuesday, October 11 in Brooklyn, New York City.
Hosted by Kiran Gandhi, the night is for telling stories around the themes of violence, sex, health, gender, and beauty.
Sakhi is dedicated to freeing women and their families from the fear of domestic violence.
“At Sakhi, we understand that violence and abuse are used as methods of control and can affect every aspect of a person’s life. The ways in which this happens are intimately connected to issues of race, gender, class, access, identity, and more,” Outreach & Communications Advocate Senti Sojwal said.
“For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we thought it important to take time to explore experiences of control, loss, love, empowerment, and growth in relation to the complex vessels in which we live our lives — our bodies. We believe the most impactful way to build awareness in our communities is to share, listen, and learn from our experiences, both unique and collective.”
From Janani Balasubramanian, one half of the spoken word duo DarkMatter, to comedian Jes Tom, the lineup for the evening is full stars you both know about and should know about.