Gender Equity Center - OWN

Original Womxn’s Narratives (OWN)

Storytelling is a powerful medium. It allows the expression, connection, and processing of shared — and new — experiences. It is our stories that connect us and giving voice to those stories allows us to heal.

OWN is a theatrical production and an expression of activism. It was created in 2016 as a platform to reflect and include the experiences of Cal Poly womxn as holistic individuals, written by and for self-identified womxn students. OWN explores how gender, feminism, social justice movements, race, ethnicity, culture, class, academics, family dynamics, sexual orientation, faith/spirituality, body image, sexual violence, sex, relationship, love, power, oppression, privilege, personal growth, and other intersecting identities create and contribute to the various experiences and lives of women.

If you want to get involved in OWN 2023 by submitting your story, joining the production team, or auditioning to become a member of the cast, email


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