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 July 31 on South Rendon Street in Bayou St. John. The theme of the evening was “Diamond in the Rough.” In this story, winner Kristin Swanson tells how a Diamond really is a girl’s best friend.