Taylor Pittman

Taylor Pittman posing with Fred Parker in 2011. Photo provided by Taylor Pittman

Yes, New Orleans, there is a Santa Claus — and his spirit lives on in the Seventh Ward

Story by Ravien Iris Burns, senior at L.W. Higgins High School This story was originally published in an ongoing partnership with The Gambit. The following is that article, verbatim. Editor’s note: Dear parents, please be advised, this story contains certain spoilers not suitable for anyone smart… Read More »Yes, New Orleans, there is a Santa Claus — and his spirit lives on in the Seventh Ward

This Book Should Not Be Judged By Its Cover: What Miss Louisiana USA Taught Me About Beauty Pageants

by Taylor Pittman, mentored by Janice McDonald When you walk backstage of any pageant, your senses will immediately kick in. The smell of Paul Mitchell hairspray and burning flat irons flow through the air, you can hear the coordinator of the pageant yelling each girl’s… Read More »This Book Should Not Be Judged By Its Cover: What Miss Louisiana USA Taught Me About Beauty Pageants