NolaVie Presents : Bring Your Own


Bring your own: "The Healer" by Jordan Bridges

“The Healer” by Jordan Bridges  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, Jordan talks about a low period in his life that ultimately taught him what it means to be a healer. Read More »

Bring your own: "Oh Beautiful Storm" by Gian Smith

This story revolves around the theme “Where I’m From” and was a very special edition of Bring Your Own. At this event, the stories were scored to live music, and things got experimental. Here, Gian Smith tells a story about scrubbing Katrina off his mom’s living room floor, which led to his poem "Oh Beautiful Storm." Read More »

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

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. Read More »

Bring your own: Gaydreaming by Aaron Richmond-Havel

For this live-narrative, BYO had the theme of “Sugar In Your Tank.” The storyteller, Aaron Richmond-Havel recalls a vision in which his late aunt reveals a truth about herself, which led to Aaron’s first ‘gaydreaming’ experience. Read More »

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