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Bring your own: "Grandma's Pirogue, The Black Snake and Higher Ground" by Monique Verdin

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.

Under the theme of “Moved,” Monique Verdin tells the story of her indigenous family, and how being "moved" has affected her life and perspective. This the event was in partnership with the New Orleans Workers Center For Racial Justice. Here.


Kelley Crawford is a professor, writer, mentor, dancer, and constant questioner. If you would like to contact Kelley Crawford, you can email her at kelley@nolavie.com.