St. Roch Community Youth SoapBox Collective hosted by Making Connections NOLA & Crescent Care Health

On Saturday evening, Mother’s Day Eve while most of you were out shopping for last minute Mother’s Day gifts for the phenomenal women in your lives; several of us from the St. Roch Community sat in a room in support of our talented youth and adults from our neighborhood. We came together in a low lit community room to listen and see the works of our youth entitled” Soapbox Collective,” you may know it by Open Mic for an evening of music, performances, and works of arts that engage the issues of our young people. Continue reading St. Roch Community Youth SoapBox Collective hosted by Making Connections NOLA & Crescent Care Health

How to peel and eat crawfish with one hand with Niyah Jean

Niyah Jean hasn’t let having the use of only one hand slow her down – especially when it comes to eating crawfish!

Her left arm and hand have been paralyzed since birth due to a birth injury from a forceps delivery known as obstetric brachial plexus palsy. This condition affects approximately 1.5 out of every 1000 births in the United States. Continue reading How to peel and eat crawfish with one hand with Niyah Jean