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 was told on June 6, 2012 at "The Pauger House" in the Marigny. The theme of the evening was "Undercover", and here Amy Allison Shipley gives a window into her being recruited and indoctrinated into a cult... and how she got out.
*Bring Your Own is brought to you by Liam Daniel Pierce, Laine Kaplan-Levenson and Nina Feldman. The next BYO is Thursday, December 5 in the Bywater neighborhood. For details go to bringyourownstories.com.