Deborah ‘Big Red’ Cotton is an author, blogger, videographer and lover of all things New Orleans who has just launched her newest venture, New Orleans Good Good.
The term good good originated locally and means a better version of good or the best. New Orleans Good Good is an online arts and entertainment magazine covering all the best the city has to offer– people, traditions, events and even Hollywood South for the film industry.
“So much of what makes life entertaining in New Orleans are the outlandish characters, colorful history, unique rituals and places local folks know by virtue of living here,” says Cotton. “It’s not what the Office of Tourism or the major news stations promote, but rather those things you hear about through who you know, through word of mouth.”
Unfortunately, Cotton was one of the many injured in the Mother’s Day parade shooting. While in stable condition, she “isn’t out of the woods yet,” according to fellow entrepreneur Megan Hargroder. “Deb has been pouring blood, sweat and tears into it for the past several months and it just launched and started to take off – and as of right now she is unable to do any work or updates to it.”
Hargroder has asked for a helping hand on behalf of Cotton. If anyone has time to volunteer to help gather or create content or help with technical issues, please contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, in the near future, information will be posted about upcoming blood drives and the fundraiser that is being organized by Gambit and the Tipitina’s Foundation for all of the victims. For more information about the drives, fundraiser or online startup, visit neworleansgoodgood.com.