LadyFest New Orleans Mission Statement
LadyFest New Orleans is a non-profit music, arts, spoken word, film and dance festival organized by local women of all identities to showcase, celebrate and encourage the music, poetry, art, film, dance and activism of women in New Orleans and to benefit local organizations that support women. We are committed to inspiring self-empowerment and we welcome and encourage all people who support the education, advancement and celebration of women to attend the festival. We feel that providing such a venue for women artists counters the obstacles and discrimination that women often face, including sexism homophobia and racism. We have created an annual festival where women can perform with all others, women (and men) in a safe, dominantly female friendly, non corporate environment. LadyFest New Orleans is open and inviting to both men and women of all ages, persuasions and backgrounds.