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AUDIO: 'Myrtle and Malpa'

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 November 20, 2014 at The Old Louisiana Artworks Building and later produced by Karen Gardner. The theme of the evening was "You Are What You Eat." Here, storyteller Aubrey Edwards looks back on a conservative upbringing that was challenged with the help of two old ladies…