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 7 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 3rd at the Alvar Library, and later produced by Mallory Falk. The theme of the evening was “On the Verge”, and here, CJ Hunt relives being 12 years old and dreaming up how to make. his. mark.