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 21 st , 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.