It’s with shocked sadness that I found out that friend and former NOLAfemmes contributor Laura Bergerol has passed away. NOLAfemmes was a group blog I created in 2009 that focused on New Orleans culture and politics. It closed in 2015.
Laura was a kind and compassionate woman, a dedicated advocate for animals who came to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to help rescue trapped and abandoned pets. She had a dog named Bianca that she adored and I remember her heartache when Bianca died. She was an artist and photographer who enjoyed taking photos of the city and it’s people. I was lucky enough to accompany her a couple of times. Although we hung out during the 2008 – 2015 years, we had lost touch in recent years. My loss.
Ironically, it seems Hurricane Katrina brought her here and Hurricane Ida took her away. Here is a story about Laura in The Advocate.
Laura will be missed by her NOLA family but never forgotten.
Here is the archive of her NOLAfemme pieces