I’m not just a waiter, you know, I’m a writer and I do have my byline and all these different places, so I’m a little more like established. Um, I’m older, I’m more mature, dare I say it [laughs], um, and I just have the better awareness of myself, you know, I don’t get up in arms just because somebody’s rude to me, and I don’t like read too much into it.– Christy Lorio
Christy Lorio might describe herself as an “amateur” photographer, but she’s definitely not an amateur in the creative scene. Having written for New Orleans Magazine, Edible New Orleans, Gambit Weekly, and Slow Southern Style, to name a few, she has set her life around the New Orlean’s fashion scene, having designed her own well-known Mardi Gras costumes, while having dedicated a number of years to New Orlean’s service industry. In the interview, she discusses the trials, tribulations, and memorable moments of working in the service industry, while finding a creative outlet through the madness of it all as a fabulous writer and Mardi Gras costume extraordinaire.
Bibliographic citation for this interview:
Lorio, Christy. Christy Lorio Interview. Interview by Mario Austin and Ella Jacobs. Videorecording, transcript, November 14, 2017. Service Industry Collection. Documentary and Oral History Studio, Loyola University New Orleans. https://vimeo.com/247393043.
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