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Lila Heymann: Owner & Co-Founder

Glitter Box N.O. is the latest project for Lila and the Heymann Foundation. With a background in art history and social work, creating a space where community and making merge was a natural progression. More recently, Lila has focused her energy on femme focused artists, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits and Glitter Box has become the home for this endeavor.

Born in Lafayette in the Stone Age, Lila went to college in Baltimore and lived in New Orleans for many years before moving to Washington DC and eventually New York City. These days, Lila divides her time between New Orleans and Charlottesville, VA where she lives with her husband Harold Herz and their 9 year old son, Henry.

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Alice McGillicuddy: Co-Founder & Curator

Alice runs the day to day operations of Glitter Box N.O., from working with our inspiring collection of femme artists and makers to curating events and collaborating with our monthly nonprofit beneficiaries.

When she’s not buzzing around the shop like a glittery hummingbird, Alice can be found doula-ing, helping throw a monthly fundraising dance party aka Fundragers,  or leading the pod of shiny mermaids that make up Krewe of Mermoux!

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Kate McCurdy: Shop Manager & Curator

Kate picks up all the bits and bobs around the shop. She keeps track of all the goodies that flow in and out, photographs our artists work, and seeks new ways to promote and connect our artists.

In her downtime she can be found facilitating Ladies in the Arts New Orleans (a networking group for all kinds of creative womxn), assisting local artists with their projects, dancing in the streets to celebrate body hair freedom with Krewe of Full Bush, or embroidering monsters and flowers onto her clothes.

Karin Curley: Content and Marketing Coordinator

Karin is the gal behind the emojis, managing Glitter Box N.O.’s social media accounts and other marketing efforts. She invites the Glitter Box community to reach out to her with questions, concerns, ideas and silly memes!

Born and raised in New Orleans, Mardi Gras is her favorite holiday and Jazz Fest a sacred family tradition. When she’s not spreading the glitter gospel she is assisting in marketing and sponsorship development for the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo and other local festivals, or diving into piles of beautiful vintage clothes at Ginaware Clothing & Costume, where she has worked for over 10 years.