Bring Your Own Presents: 'Myrtle & Malpa'

May 27, 2015

Aubrey and her 'Greek Nana', Malpa Shuris, in her front yard in California.
Credit Aubrey Edwards

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven 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 November 20, 2014 at the old Louisiana Artworks building in Lee Circle and later produced by Karen Gardner. The theme of the evening was “You Are What You Eat.” Here, Aubrey Edwards looks back on a conservative upbringing that was challenged with the help of two old ladies…

Bring Your Own is a production of Laine Kaplan-Levenson. The next BYO will take place on Thursday, June 18th in partnership with the national podcast, "Life of the Law:. The theme is "Eye Witness." For more information or to sign up to tell a story, go to bringyourownstories.com.