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 January 12th, 2017 at the Circle Food Store, and later produced by Kevin Foster. The event was held in partnership with New Orleans Health Department, and the theme of the evening was "Where Does It Hurt?" Here, Claudia Lopez reads a letter from her brother, who’s serving a 20-year prison sentence he refers to as ‘arcane meloncholia’.
Hear more stories at bringyourownstories.com.