Maggie Koerner will perform in support of The Sexism Project. Photo: Kirk Stauffer

60 New Orleans Women Will Be Showcased In The Sexism Project Exhibit At Preservation Hall

On November 2, 3, and 5, 2017, photojournalist Katie Sikora will take over Preservation Hall to exhibit the first installment of her photo series, “The Sexism Project.”

In the venue created to honor the male-dominated tradition of jazz music, “The Sexism Project” will showcase portraits and one-on-one interviews with 60 different women in the New Orleans music community, highlighting their different experiences with and perspectives on sexism.

The exhibition will put a sound to its subject matter with musical performances by some of the artists featured in the photo series. Big Freedia will headline the event, and other performers will include Helen Gillet, Maggie Koerner, Tasché de la Rocha, Julie Odell, Piper Brown and Jenna Winston of Miss Mojo featuring Mikayla Braun, DJ Nice Rack, Cooties and DJ Dominomnom.


The project is ongoing and aims to continually create a greater awareness of both the disparities and intersections of women’s experience with gender-based discrimination as they try to find their way in the music industry. Sikora hopes to expand the project to different cities and different music communities, ultimately hoping to lay the ground work for a community that recognizes and celebrates the expression of individual differences.

Admission to the gallery is free, while admission to the music venue will cost $10.

Gallery hours will run from 11 p..m. to 2 a.m.
11 p.m.: DJ Dominomnom

Gallery Hours will from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
1 p.m. Tasché de la Rocha
2 p.m. The Misses of Mojo ft. Mikayla Braun
11 p.m. Julie Odell
12 a.m. Big Freedia

Gallery hours will run from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
12 p.m. Cooties
1 p.m. Helen Gillet
2 p.m. Maggie Koerner
11 p.m. Closing night dance party ft. DJ Nice Rack