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Bring Your Own is a live storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the New Orleans community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. Stories are told live, unscripted and true to the teller.

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Bring Your Own is a live storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the New Orleans community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. Stories are told live, unscripted and true to the teller.

    Bring Your Own Presents: 'Becoming The Queen'

    Bring Your Own Presents: 'Becoming The Queen'

    Bring Your Own is a live storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces throughout the New Orleans Community. Each month, BYO partners with a different community organization to tell true stories based on a theme relevant to the work of that organization. This story was told on May 23rd, 2018 in the New Orleans Sculpture Garden, and later produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson. The event was in partnership with the New Orleans Museum of Art , and the theme of the evening was “A Queen

    • 7 min
    Bring Your Own Presents: ‘No Baggage, Please’

    Bring Your Own Presents: ‘No Baggage, Please’

    This story was told on January 18th, 2018 at SBC, and later produced by Maggie Hermann. The theme of the evening was "Pipe Dreams: our Flooding Visions and Nightmares " and here, Constanza Porche describes her day navigating the roads through the August 5 th flood and how she’s learned to be prepared for water in New Orleans since before she was born. That BYO was in partnership with ISeeChange and The Trust for Public Land. The next BYO is on Friday, March 23 rd , in partnership with NOMA, and

    • 7 min
    Bring Your Own Presents: The Dress

    Bring Your Own Presents: The Dress

    Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have seven 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 September 28th, 2017 at the CAC, and later produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson. The theme of the evening was "The Thing Is" and here, Alia Alie describes a dress her grandmother made for her, that she wears not only for

    • 7 min
    Bring Your Own Presents: "Hit 'Em Where It Hurts”

    Bring Your Own Presents: "Hit 'Em Where It Hurts”

    Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have seven 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 May 11th, 2017 at the LGBT Community center, and later produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson. The theme of the evening was "Sugar In Your Tank." Here, Lisa Mount recalls coming out to the world on CNN…except the world

    • 6 min
    Bring Your Own Presents: 'Gaydreaming'

    Bring Your Own Presents: 'Gaydreaming'

    Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have seven 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 May 11th, 2017 at the LGBT Community center, and later produced by Laine Kaplan-Levenson. The theme of the evening was "Sugar In Your Tank." Here, Aaron Richmond-Havel recalls a vision in which his late aunt reveals a

    • 5 min
    Bring Your Own Presents: 'Grandmaw's Pirogue, The Black Snake & The High Ground'

    Bring Your Own Presents: 'Grandmaw's Pirogue, The Black Snake & The High Ground'

    Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in unconventional spaces within the community. Each month, eight storytellers have eight 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 December 15, 2016 at the Propeller, and later produced by Kevin Foster. The theme of the evening was “Moved”, and the event was in partnership with the New Orleans Workers Center For Racial Justice. Here. Monique

    • 8 min

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