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 April 21st, 2016 at the Jazz and Heritage Center, and later produced by Dana Bialek (Bee-ah-lick). The theme of the evening was "Not For the Money", and was held in partnership with NOVAC’s Sync Up cinema conference. Here, Laura M. talks about how her rougher days as a bartender affected her judgement, to say the least.
The next BYO will take place January 12th , 2017 in partnership with the New Orleans Health Department. The theme is ‘Where Does it Hurt?’. More at bringyourownstories.com.