When Disaster Took Everything She Had, All She Had Left Was Her Truth

I like to look at this video as a type of spoken-word travel guide and coolness primer for all visitors to New Orleans — or any American city, for that matter. Walking around her town in 2008, Sunni Patterson (who grew up in NOLA's 9th Ward) really tells us what to look out for aside from nice weather and parties.1:03-1:39 really made me think twice about how our nation’s culture is being turned into a theme park where fancy people profit and average folks get priced out. Do you feel that vibe in your city? New Orleans isn’t the only one. She brings the real talk and it’s hard to hear. But if we all listen, what a deal we get — better travels and cooler cities. I’ll step right up to THAT.