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NOLADIASPORA is the collaborative vision of Lynn Byrd, a New Orleans evacuee, and Holly Byrd Cooper, her sister. It was conceived on the first anniversary of Katrina and formed on the fifth anniversary of the levee break. Its inaugural issue launched on 8 March 2011, which was synchronistically both International Women's Day and Mardi Gras.

Welcome Message

Founder and Managing Editor

  • Lynn Byrd
    Virginia State University

Advisory Board

  • Lyn Adams
    Founder and Editor, THE MOUNTAIN REVIEW

  • Patty Roberts
    Grants Officer, Centenary College

Editorial Collective

  • Esther Nelson
    Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Michael McClure
    Virginia State University

  • Alain Murégancuro
    Universite de Namur, Belgium

  • Annie Rudy
    Virginia State University

Site Photography

  • Alexey Sergeev

Graphic Designer/Webmaster

  • Holly Byrd Cooper