Upon arriving in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 25, 2016 we experienced all of the different aspects that make New Orleans so amazing and incredible. We rode a ferry across the Mississippi river and explored the city. In Algiers, we met amazing fire fighters who explained their experience before and after Hurricane Katrina, back in August of 2005, and also how it impacted the people of NOLA. In the evening, we met Jana Napoli, who is an amazing artist, activist and founder of the YAYA’s . We interviewed her and she told us about her studio practice and her journey in New Orleans.
– GALA Girls: Veronica, Kimberly, Maddison, Krista, Keyara, Tiana, Anyah and Karina