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