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AUDIO: 'DIY or Die'

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on "All Things New Orleans" and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.

This story was told on June 18, 2015 at Wonderland Studios and later produced by Karen Gardner. The event was in partnership with Live Law, a national storytelling podcast that’s part of the Infinite Guest Network from American Public Media. The theme of the evening was "Eyewitness," and here, Skylar Fein celebrates when New Orleans decided skateboarding was actually a good thing for the city.