For this live-narrative, BYO partnered with the Fair Housing Action Center, and the theme of the evening was “Uninhabitable.” Santos Alvarado, the winner of the evening, tells this story of bad bosses, bad landlords, and making lemons out of lemonade.
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Under the theme of "Where does it hurt," Claudia Lopez first confesses that while others have said her stories have no direction, that she feels that she is a born story teller. In this Bring Your Own, Claudia doesn't tell her story. She reads a letter that was written by her brother in jail and tells his story. Read More »
Under the theme of "Born on Parole" Jabari Brown talks about growing up in a segregated area where a camaro car brought about a life-and-death situation and a lesson that has stayed with him throughout his life. Read More »
Jon Greene, winner of Bring Your Own Stories, recounts the confrontation he had with one of his difficult students. He did what he had to do, and use his secret weapon. Yet, he wonders about the cost of that weapon. Read More »