“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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
For this live-narrative, BYO partnered with the New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice and later produced by Colleen McLellan. The theme of the evening was “Moved” and Fausto Garcia chronicles the fight for liberty, justice, and employment in the land of opportunity.
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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.
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