Editor’s Note: 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 revolves around the theme “The Thing is” and was recorded on September 28, 2017 at the CAC. Here, Alia Alie tells a story about her connection between living in Yemen, leather, cassette tapes, and new personal and familial understanding.