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Bring Your Own Presents: 'Remembering Myself'

Cheryl Gerber
Donte Burks tells his story at the Homer Plessy Community School for the BYO+Unprisoned event 'HEARD: Why The Young Feel Old'

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

This story was told on July 28th, 2016 at the Homer Plessy Community School, a special BYO in partnership with Eve Abrams’ Unprisoned series. The theme of the evening was Heard: Why the Young Feel Old". Donte Burks told this story about knowing how, forgetting how, and then remembering, how to be himself.

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