About Yolande Barial

Yolande Barial speaks out for women

Yolande Barial speaks out for women

I, Yolande Barial, am a Sensually Spiritual Writer who knows that with God all things are possible! 

Yolande Barial is the founder of Your Words Project: Speaking on Purpose. In 2003 Yolande founded YWP which seeks to enrich the lives of sisters of all ages and ethnicities through spoken word and other forms of creative expression. YWP encourages girls and women to value each others individuality and nurture and honor that individuality. 

YWP promotes spoken word artists, authors and poets throughout venues in the local community as well as being a safe place to “try out” new business ideas and products. 

Yolande began writing and reading as a young girl. On Labor Day Weekends of 2003 & 2004 Yolande worked as an assistant to producer Kim McMillon at Oakland’s Annual Art & Soul Festival’s Literature Expo.  Beginning in 2003 and currently, Yolande has performed in venues throughout the bay area. In 2004 Yolande produced, wrote, directed and performed in a bi-monthly poetry show at Kimball’s Carnival in Oakland’s Jack London Square. This gig lasted for 1 year and then she moved to Magic Johnson’s Starbucks in beautiful downtown Oakland for the next  3 years.  During this year Yolande performed in venues in San Francisco, Union City, Berkeley, Richmond, Vallejo, East Palo Alto, Mississippi, Georgia and North Carolina. Yolande is a published author with two pieces in If Women Ruled the World Sheila Ellison   , and Oakland’s Neighborhoods, by Erika Mailman. Oakland's Neighborhoods



She has also been published in East Palo Alto’s  1rst edition of their newspaper, Parents Press Magazine, performed in Unity Concepts Productions of Oakland Has Spoken,  and a fundraiser for Katrina Victim’s,  collaborated with Teresa Leyung Ryan at the SF Bay Areas’ Survivors Conference held at Fort Mason in SF, performed at Worlds Aids Day 2004. In 2006 Yolande had her one woman show Words in Poetic Verse at Poetic Groove in Oakland.  In 2007 she organized and conducted a woman’s retreat at St. Columba’s Church in Oakland, CA.  Yolande has recorded 2 of her pieces on a 2 CD collection of poetry produced by Paradise.  In 2008 Yolande performed at a fundraiser in Berkeley for Victim’s of Katrina sponsored by Unity Concepts. Yolande began in 2010 working with youth on their church newsletter and various other ministries in the church. Yolande has been commissioned to write and perform pieces.  

Please feel free to read my blog I launched in 2010 under the creative leadership of my writing Coach Teresa Ryan http://writingcoachteresa.com . Yolande can be contacted at ybarial@gmail.com, yokids3@sbcglobal.net and at 510-589-6445.


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