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Bring your own: "Recognize the Fear" by Nic Aziz

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 January 12th, 2017 at the Circle Food Store, and later produced by Dana Bialek. The theme of the evening was “Where Does It Hurt?”. Here, Nic Aziz tells this winning story about coming back to his hometown of New Orleans after Katrina, and learning a lot about how others perceive him as he took in a city he didn’t recognize.

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.