Bring Your Own Presents: 'Lessons From A Glass House'

Jul 10, 2014

Jess's parents looking out from the glass house windows.
Credit Jess Placzek

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

This story was told in backyard of 915 N. Dupre on June 3, 2014 and later produced by Karen Gardner. The theme of the evening was “Family Matters”. Here, storyteller Jess Placzek tells of her home environment, where secrets are hard to come by.

Bring Your Own is brought to you by Liam Daniel Pierce, Laine Kaplan-Levenson and Nina Feldman. For more stories, go to