The Pocketbook Monologues




Sharon K. McGhee

Ella Joyce

Essence Atkins

Taj Johnson George

Kandi Burruss

Lisa Wu Hartwell

Shay "Buckeey" Johnson

Nicci Gilbert

Myra J.

Queen Aishah

Princess Ivori

Hailed by many as “The Vagina Monologues with Soul,” The Pocketbook Monologues is already playing to sold-out houses in New York, Chicago, St. Louis and Milwaukee.

The PocketBook Monologues opens to critical acclaim during their sold out performance at Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago"
~ Rolling Out Magazine

A fun, provocative, and entertaining dialogue with an award winning cast, these ladies are raising the curtain to talk about the POCKETBOOK, the label black women affectionately describe as the triangle between their thighs.

"Finally, women of color are telling their own stories about sexuality."
~ Chicago Tribune

The term, "pocketbook," was used by many older African-American women when the subject of sexuality was discussed privately. Inspired by Sheryl Lee Ralph's, Sometimes I Cry and following the blueprint established by Eve Ensler, author Sharon K. McGhee keeps the woman-of-color female perspective front and center. The Pocketbook Monologues has started a movement with a mission of empowering and entertaining women of color about HIV/Aids.

"Every capable woman has a role to play to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS. Sharon McGhee is stepping up and embracing a concept that I have been advocating throughout my career, the truth!"
--Dr Joycelyn Elders Former U.S. Surgeon General

YYP and Associates' Pocketbook tour will continue to raise awareness and funds to alleviate domestic violence against women and girls, along with McGhee's primary focus on sexual responsibility and HIV/Aids awareness. All proceeds from the tour will be donated to Butterflies Fly Free, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 organization committed to ending violence against women and girls and a special honorarium to assist the Carolyn Thomas Foundation.

Last year we were invited to perform The Vagina Monologues (TVM) on the Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage Cruise and although it was a resounding success, Tom Joyner asked actress Ella Joyce why we couldn't change some of the words so that the vernacular represented our culture. Over the last eight (8) years that we've produced TVM, we've been asked that question several times and YYP is proud to partner with Pocketbook creator, Sharon K. McGhee, who has started a movement with women of color in mind.

"We talk about everything from menstruation to menopause and everything in between. You will learn something and we spark conversation. Every time there was a study in the news about health, as far as African American women, we were always on the short end of the stick. We can change that."
-- Creator Sharon McGhee

Name Sales End Price Fee
$35 (+ $2.49 ticket fees) - The Pocketbook Monologues   Ended $36.5 $0.99
$50 (+ $3.30 ticket fees) - The Pocketbook Monologues   Ended $52 $1.3

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