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New Orleans-based music photographer and journalist Katie Sikora began The Sexism Project project in 2016 in order to explore the concept of sexism and how it was viewed by her fellow women in the local music community. She started by interviewing those who were friends and colleagues, asking them about their perspective on sexism: their relationship to it, their idea of what it is in theory and in practice, and their personal experiences with it. Each interview was followed by a photo shoot to profile the women.

After presenting what grew to include over 50 interviews and portraits in a successful weekend-long exhibition at the prolific Preservation Hall in the heart of the French Quarter, The Sexism Project team decided to continue on their efforts to provide an unadulterated platform for women to speak on their experiences with sexism by highlighting a completely new industry with each new installment of the project. TSP is using its sophomore installment to feature women and female-identifying individuals in strip clubs and other sex-based work in New Orleans and and hold the long-term goal of taking this show on the road, traveling to different cities to highlight industries and communities around the world.

The tenets of The Sexism Project are based on experience, awareness, trust, individuality, community, and progression:
  • Share, understand, and embrace the differences in experiences from the people around you. Open your mind to the stories of others. Live in their shoes and see what they see.
  • Garner an awareness of your own actions, what they mean and how they affect and perpetuate for the better or for the worse.
  • Trust in the stories of those around you even if those stories are not your own. Utilize trust over suspicion.
  • Recognize the differences from individual to individual. Celebrate those differences. Worship those differences.
  • Forge bonds that support the creation of a community made up of those individuals and their differences.
  • Repeat steps one through five. Progress. Progress. Progress.
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Simone de Beauvoir
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
With your $5 donation you will receive:


 -A raffle ticket to the monthly drawing for a free Katie Sikora Photography print or photo shoot

Angela Davis
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
With your $10 donation you will receive:


 -3 raffle tickets to the monthly drawing for a free Katie Sikora Photography print or photo shoot

Rosie The Riveter
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
With your $15 donation you will receive:


 -5 raffle tickets to the monthly drawing for a free Katie Sikora Photography print or photo shoot

Betty Friedan
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
With your $20 donation you will receive:


 -5 raffle tickets to the monthly drawing for a free Katie Sikora Photography print or photo shoot

-The Sexism Project poster download

Gloria Steinem
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
With your $30 donation you will receive:


 -8 raffle tickets to the monthly drawing for a free Katie Sikora Photography print or photo shoot

-The Sexism Project poster download

-20% discount on any Katie Sikora Photography prints or photo shoot time

Coretta Scott King
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
With your $50 donation you will receive:


 -10 raffle tickets to the monthly drawing for a free Katie Sikora Photography print or photo shoot

-The Sexism Project poster download

-25% discount on any Katie Sikora Photography prints or photo shoot time

-The Sexism Project t-shirt

Maya Angelou
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
With your $75 donation you will receive:


 -15 raffle tickets to the monthly drawing for a free Katie Sikora Photography print or photo shoot

-The Sexism Project poster download

-50% discount on any Katie Sikora Photography prints or photo shoot time

-The Sexism Project t-shirt

Tarana Burke
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
With your $100 donation you will receive:


 -20 raffle tickets to the monthly drawing for a free Katie Sikora Photography print or photo shoot

-The Sexism Project poster download

-50% discount on any Katie Sikora Photography prints or photo shoot time

-The Sexism Project t-shirt

-The Sexism Project book


Ruth Bader Ginsburg
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
With your $250 donation you will receive:


 -25 raffle tickets to the monthly drawing for a free Katie Sikora Photography print or photo shoot

-The Sexism Project poster download

-50% discount on any Katie Sikora Photography prints or photo shoot time

-The Sexism Project t-shirt

-The Sexism Project book

-FREE Katie Sikora Photography print or photo shoot


Goals
$0 of $1,000 per month
Once we reach $1000 per month, we will begin work on The Sexism Project podcast for everyone's listening enjoyment!
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New Orleans-based music photographer and journalist Katie Sikora began The Sexism Project project in 2016 in order to explore the concept of sexism and how it was viewed by her fellow women in the local music community. She started by interviewing those who were friends and colleagues, asking them about their perspective on sexism: their relationship to it, their idea of what it is in theory and in practice, and their personal experiences with it. Each interview was followed by a photo shoot to profile the women.

After presenting what grew to include over 50 interviews and portraits in a successful weekend-long exhibition at the prolific Preservation Hall in the heart of the French Quarter, The Sexism Project team decided to continue on their efforts to provide an unadulterated platform for women to speak on their experiences with sexism by highlighting a completely new industry with each new installment of the project. TSP is using its sophomore installment to feature women and female-identifying individuals in strip clubs and other sex-based work in New Orleans and and hold the long-term goal of taking this show on the road, traveling to different cities to highlight industries and communities around the world.

The tenets of The Sexism Project are based on experience, awareness, trust, individuality, community, and progression:
  • Share, understand, and embrace the differences in experiences from the people around you. Open your mind to the stories of others. Live in their shoes and see what they see.
  • Garner an awareness of your own actions, what they mean and how they affect and perpetuate for the better or for the worse.
  • Trust in the stories of those around you even if those stories are not your own. Utilize trust over suspicion.
  • Recognize the differences from individual to individual. Celebrate those differences. Worship those differences.
  • Forge bonds that support the creation of a community made up of those individuals and their differences.
  • Repeat steps one through five. Progress. Progress. Progress.

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Simone de Beauvoir
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
With your $5 donation you will receive:


 -A raffle ticket to the monthly drawing for a free Katie Sikora Photography print or photo shoot

Angela Davis
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
With your $10 donation you will receive:


 -3 raffle tickets to the monthly drawing for a free Katie Sikora Photography print or photo shoot

Rosie The Riveter
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
With your $15 donation you will receive:


 -5 raffle tickets to the monthly drawing for a free Katie Sikora Photography print or photo shoot

Betty Friedan
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
With your $20 donation you will receive:


 -5 raffle tickets to the monthly drawing for a free Katie Sikora Photography print or photo shoot

-The Sexism Project poster download

Gloria Steinem
$30 or more per month 0 patrons
With your $30 donation you will receive:


 -8 raffle tickets to the monthly drawing for a free Katie Sikora Photography print or photo shoot

-The Sexism Project poster download

-20% discount on any Katie Sikora Photography prints or photo shoot time

Coretta Scott King
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
With your $50 donation you will receive:


 -10 raffle tickets to the monthly drawing for a free Katie Sikora Photography print or photo shoot

-The Sexism Project poster download

-25% discount on any Katie Sikora Photography prints or photo shoot time

-The Sexism Project t-shirt

Maya Angelou
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
With your $75 donation you will receive:


 -15 raffle tickets to the monthly drawing for a free Katie Sikora Photography print or photo shoot

-The Sexism Project poster download

-50% discount on any Katie Sikora Photography prints or photo shoot time

-The Sexism Project t-shirt

Tarana Burke
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
With your $100 donation you will receive:


 -20 raffle tickets to the monthly drawing for a free Katie Sikora Photography print or photo shoot

-The Sexism Project poster download

-50% discount on any Katie Sikora Photography prints or photo shoot time

-The Sexism Project t-shirt

-The Sexism Project book


Ruth Bader Ginsburg
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
With your $250 donation you will receive:


 -25 raffle tickets to the monthly drawing for a free Katie Sikora Photography print or photo shoot

-The Sexism Project poster download

-50% discount on any Katie Sikora Photography prints or photo shoot time

-The Sexism Project t-shirt

-The Sexism Project book

-FREE Katie Sikora Photography print or photo shoot