I’m pretty sure you’ll like wondering is that The Nola Chic is doing hanging out with “The White People, A White Boy” 🤔 My life and brand stand for coming together with other like-minded souls, who not only love New Orleans but love people. At this point in my life, I don’t see the color or even family, but how people treat other people and me. As, we know family or let’s say blood does not automatically mean togetherness, love, etc.
FYI: The “White Boy” as some of us say as a term of endearment, a show of this White Man is my people or in slang “I fuccs with him, this my dawg”
Anyway, we were not on a date, but friends are hanging out. As we as he’s assisting me in certain areas to grow as a brand, such as educating not just one group of people on New Orleans culture.
He showed me His Nola, his version of New Orleans and seeing New Orleans through the eyes of a white guy growing in the 7th Ward in the 80s-90s was very similar. He experienced some of the same things black New Orleanians experienced, but he stated he felt ostracized and bullied initially. It didn’t take long for the neighborhood kids to trust his family wasn’t there to hurt them and he and his family were embraced by our community. The color of one’s skin falls to the wayside, now if you do not bleed Black and Gold……You better pretend to and scream Who Dat with the rest of us.
It would be something beautiful if we could find people who are willing to share that they do not entirely understand the culture and want to be a part of it and ask the people to teach them how to do so respectfully. But instead people come to New Orleans stays in as Airbnb, go to the Quarters, and they claim to know our culture. The first step in being a part of the general perception of New Orleans is making that 1st interaction and a simple hello.
Most of the tourist is very passionate about us, Black New Orleanians. And it’s not because, they have black friends and relatives, I believe these select few personally know ones our struggles, hardships, and love for our city.
My goal is to use my platform to raise awareness about life in New Orleans. Just think how more enjoyable it would be to live, love and enjoy New Orleans with anyone who loves our culture and understand the heart of the people.
Like my friend here and me, he showed me, Nola, alright and danced better than any man I ever danced with in a long time. Men need to go back to dancing, slow dancing, two-stepping and leading a lady on the dance floor, well we took it to the Nola streets. Let’s just say I had a fun-filled sensual Nola Night with my friend! Football, dancing, a stroll on Bourbon St. and ending it with some great food from Verte Marte in the French Quarter!
Verti Marte is a must for tourist and locals!
NOLA Chic ⚜