BEING NOLA BIO

A new New Orleanian every week.

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I fell in love with New Orleans as a Tulane student and returned post-Katrina to once again be a part of its rich culture. I’m a yoga teacher and life coach (SBrookeBailey.com), as well as the founder of YogaLagniappe.com (an online resource for all things yoga and wellness related in the New Orleans area). 

I love culture…especially New Orleans culture. My neighborhood haunts over the years have mainly been Uptown and Mid-City. I’m an avid traveler and living all over the world has given me even more appreciation for New Orleans. It’s a gem in the US and beyond!

The oak trees in City Park, along with the still waters of Bayou St. John, have made many New Orleans afternoons magical for me. I’d love to learn about your magical New Orleans locals and how you define wellness in the Big Easy. I look forward to exchanging tweets with you this week and maybe even meeting you #OnTheMat sometime. 

Thanks,

Brooke

I fell in love with New Orleans as a Tulane student and returned post-Katrina to once again be a part of its rich culture. I’m a yoga teacher and life coach (SBrookeBailey.com), as well as the founder of YogaLagniappe.com (an online resource for all things yoga and wellness related in the New Orleans area). 

I love culture…especially New Orleans culture. My neighborhood haunts over the years have mainly been Uptown and Mid-City. I’m an avid traveler and living all over the world has given me even more appreciation for New Orleans. It’s a gem in the US and beyond!

The oak trees in City Park, along with the still waters of Bayou St. John, have made many New Orleans afternoons magical for me. I’d love to learn about your magical New Orleans locals and how you define wellness in the Big Easy. I look forward to exchanging tweets with you this week and maybe even meeting you #OnTheMat sometime. 

Thanks,

Brooke

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I’m Denise Jena, and I was born in DC, raised in MD.  I’ve been living in New Orleans for a little over 7 years since I graduated from college and moved here as a volunteer.  I’ve lived in the French Quarter, Central City, Treme, Uptown, Gentilly, and the Marigny, and am now settled in Mid-City.  I currently do admin work at a couple of jobs while chasing the filmmaking dream and eating out way too much.

I’m an actress, a writer, a chocolate lover, a bleeding heart liberal, a big-dog lover, a Black feminist, a nerd, a mental illness haver, a lover of men with tattoos, a bookworm, a bad dater, a graduate of The New Movement, a web designer, and an unabashed lover of the City of New Orleans.  Oh, and the Saints are the only football team that I care about.

I’m Denise Jena, and I was born in DC, raised in MD.  I’ve been living in New Orleans for a little over 7 years since I graduated from college and moved here as a volunteer.  I’ve lived in the French Quarter, Central City, Treme, Uptown, Gentilly, and the Marigny, and am now settled in Mid-City.  I currently do admin work at a couple of jobs while chasing the filmmaking dream and eating out way too much.

I’m an actress, a writer, a chocolate lover, a bleeding heart liberal, a big-dog lover, a Black feminist, a nerd, a mental illness haver, a lover of men with tattoos, a bookworm, a bad dater, a graduate of The New Movement, a web designer, and an unabashed lover of the City of New Orleans.  Oh, and the Saints are the only football team that I care about.

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Hey! I’m Sophie. My earliest memory of NOLA is of living in those weird old-people apartments in the Riverbend by the zoo and hearing the howler monkeys at sunset.  When we moved to Old Metairie, I attended Country Day, where I learned knitting, batiking, and Aristophanes’ The Frogs, and St. Catherine’s, where I learned how to not be such a god-damned nerd. I split my high school time between St. Mary’s Dominican and the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. I split my college time between Northwestern University in Chicago, and UNO. I moved back to the city permanently in 2008, and I spent four years living in a basement apartment on Fontainebleau with like maybe a hundred of my dearest, most irresponsible and unhygienic friends. Now I live in the Warehouse District, and I spend most of my time in the Lower Garden District along Magazine Street, where I work.  One time I got so sick eating cheese fries dipped in seafood gumbo at Joey K’s that I can’t eat either of those things anymore, and it plagues me to this day.

Hey! I’m Sophie. My earliest memory of NOLA is of living in those weird old-people apartments in the Riverbend by the zoo and hearing the howler monkeys at sunset.  When we moved to Old Metairie, I attended Country Day, where I learned knitting, batiking, and Aristophanes’ The Frogs, and St. Catherine’s, where I learned how to not be such a god-damned nerd. I split my high school time between St. Mary’s Dominican and the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. I split my college time between Northwestern University in Chicago, and UNO. I moved back to the city permanently in 2008, and I spent four years living in a basement apartment on Fontainebleau with like maybe a hundred of my dearest, most irresponsible and unhygienic friends. Now I live in the Warehouse District, and I spend most of my time in the Lower Garden District along Magazine Street, where I work.  One time I got so sick eating cheese fries dipped in seafood gumbo at Joey K’s that I can’t eat either of those things anymore, and it plagues me to this day.

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Hello! I’m Jonathan Pretus. I was born here in NOLA on Nov 11, 1981. I spent my first 18 years of life in Lakeview, then spent the next 4 in Baton Rouge at LSU, and came back home as quickly as possible. I currently live in Marlyville/Broadmoor with my wife Julia, and our dogs Wilson and Jojo.

I’ve been playing music since I was 13. I started first as a drummer, and then started playing guitar, which has been my primary instrument since I was 18. I spent 3 years touring the country and internationally, and at the end of 2010, started my band The Breton Sound. I also love collecting vinyl records, good wine, Saints football, documentaries, and am a notorious Beatles nerd. 

Hello! I’m Jonathan Pretus. I was born here in NOLA on Nov 11, 1981. I spent my first 18 years of life in Lakeview, then spent the next 4 in Baton Rouge at LSU, and came back home as quickly as possible. I currently live in Marlyville/Broadmoor with my wife Julia, and our dogs Wilson and Jojo.

I’ve been playing music since I was 13. I started first as a drummer, and then started playing guitar, which has been my primary instrument since I was 18. I spent 3 years touring the country and internationally, and at the end of 2010, started my band The Breton Sound. I also love collecting vinyl records, good wine, Saints football, documentaries, and am a notorious Beatles nerd. 

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my name’s matt @ekeog | queer southern leftist | 7th ward/metairie

hey tumblr, I’m @ekeog or just matt - my NOLA experience started back two days before mardi gras, 1988, when the docs at touro told my mom there’s no way she’d make it back from the west bank during parades and you should probably just do this now. since then, I’ve pretty much lived on the gulf coast my whole life, from slidell to north florida to south florida, then back here. i got a social science degree during the worst depression since the big one, and have been trying to make something work in this city since then. my twitter tends to be about cooking, exercise, southern hiphop, yelling about politics. finally: fuck the falcons, who dat, love y’all.

my name’s matt @ekeog | queer southern leftist | 7th ward/metairie

hey tumblr, I’m @ekeog or just matt - my NOLA experience started back two days before mardi gras, 1988, when the docs at touro told my mom there’s no way she’d make it back from the west bank during parades and you should probably just do this now. since then, I’ve pretty much lived on the gulf coast my whole life, from slidell to north florida to south florida, then back here. i got a social science degree during the worst depression since the big one, and have been trying to make something work in this city since then. my twitter tends to be about cooking, exercise, southern hiphop, yelling about politics. finally: fuck the falcons, who dat, love y’all.

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I am M Frey. I live in Central City and this is my life. 

I am a young working lesbian woman, currently engaged to be wed Nov. 1st at Felicity church to Amanda! We live on the cusp of St Charles and ACH Blvrd with our maine coon cat Boo and chiweenie Daisy. I’ve lived here for over 9 years, attending Loyola University, though I’ve been a regular to Louisiana through family ties. I work daily on the main hub, Magazine, at a women’s apparel store, selling to the upper crust of the Garden District. I consider myself a feminist, transgressive artist, activist for women and human rights, animal lover, and swamp hag. My greatest love for this city is like any average southern- the delicious damn food. Most of the time I play the role of shut-in, obsessing over film, anime, and conspiracy theories but for this week I’ll do the exact same thing but in public places. My view of New Orleans is a surrealist one tinged with good ol’ southern terror. 

I am M Frey. I live in Central City and this is my life. 

I am a young working lesbian woman, currently engaged to be wed Nov. 1st at Felicity church to Amanda! We live on the cusp of St Charles and ACH Blvrd with our maine coon cat Boo and chiweenie Daisy. I’ve lived here for over 9 years, attending Loyola University, though I’ve been a regular to Louisiana through family ties. I work daily on the main hub, Magazine, at a women’s apparel store, selling to the upper crust of the Garden District. I consider myself a feminist, transgressive artist, activist for women and human rights, animal lover, and swamp hag. My greatest love for this city is like any average southern- the delicious damn food. Most of the time I play the role of shut-in, obsessing over film, anime, and conspiracy theories but for this week I’ll do the exact same thing but in public places. My view of New Orleans is a surrealist one tinged with good ol’ southern terror. 

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Father Husband Chef #Pitmaster #Deathsquad student #Bonsai trainer #Truthaddict #SecondAmendment advocate #Bushcraft survivor

Father Husband Chef #Pitmaster #Deathsquad student #Bonsai trainer #Truthaddict #SecondAmendment advocate #Bushcraft survivor

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Yo! My name is Andy and I’m from ‘round here. I grew up on the Westbank, was educated in the Ninth Ward, lived Uptown and in the Marigny, and settled in Metairie. In short, I’m what you call a wandering nomad. I like comics, film, theatre, writing, and other liberal pursuits. I’ve also seen every TV show set in New Orleans so quiz me. Go Saints! 

Yo! My name is Andy and I’m from ‘round here. I grew up on the Westbank, was educated in the Ninth Ward, lived Uptown and in the Marigny, and settled in Metairie. In short, I’m what you call a wandering nomad. I like comics, film, theatre, writing, and other liberal pursuits. I’ve also seen every TV show set in New Orleans so quiz me. Go Saints! 

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I’m Maura. People have a much harder time pronouncing that than you might think. At coffee shops I just tell them my name is Laura. I have lived here since 2008. Uptown then Marigny. I graduated from Tulane with a degree in Film Studies and am now working in the local film industry in costumes. Take that naysayers of a “dumb liberal arts degree”! New Orleans has probably made it impossible for me to function anywhere else in this world. Maybe Ibiza. You can catch me on the @beingibiza account in summer of 2016. I pet the gross stray cats no one else will. If you’re reading my tweets, go pick up a newspaper or something. Or follow me to the deep web. Come say hi if you see me around! I would love to get to know you better over a jello shot sometime.  I

I’m Maura. People have a much harder time pronouncing that than you might think. At coffee shops I just tell them my name is Laura. I have lived here since 2008. Uptown then Marigny. I graduated from Tulane with a degree in Film Studies and am now working in the local film industry in costumes. Take that naysayers of a “dumb liberal arts degree”! New Orleans has probably made it impossible for me to function anywhere else in this world. Maybe Ibiza. You can catch me on the @beingibiza account in summer of 2016. I pet the gross stray cats no one else will. If you’re reading my tweets, go pick up a newspaper or something. Or follow me to the deep web. Come say hi if you see me around! I would love to get to know you better over a jello shot sometime.  I

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Howdy. I am Blair duQuesnay. I live in the Riverbend neighborhood in New Orleans. Professionally, I am the Chief Investment Officer for ThirtyNorth Investments, LLC. That’s a fancy way of saying, I help people invest their money in the financial markets. I’m a nerd. Civically, I am on the executive committee of Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans and a member of the Junior League of New Orleans. I believe it’s imperative to be involved in one’s community. 

I practice ashtanga yoga. I have a dog named Mr. Biggs. I love life, family, friends, music, and wine. I am married to a fabulous man named Henry Clay. It’s pronounced Doo - ke - NAY.

Howdy. I am Blair duQuesnay. I live in the Riverbend neighborhood in New Orleans. Professionally, I am the Chief Investment Officer for ThirtyNorth Investments, LLC. That’s a fancy way of saying, I help people invest their money in the financial markets. I’m a nerd. Civically, I am on the executive committee of Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans and a member of the Junior League of New Orleans. I believe it’s imperative to be involved in one’s community. 

I practice ashtanga yoga. I have a dog named Mr. Biggs. I love life, family, friends, music, and wine. I am married to a fabulous man named Henry Clay. It’s pronounced Doo - ke - NAY.