KJZZ is partnering with the “Arizona Republic” to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. We record the live events and share them with you on the radio. In Phoenix, the storytellers share stories about our community or the life events that have shaped them. Megan Finnerty is the creator of the series.

Tara Ijai shares a story about dealing with hate after converting to Islam.

The next storytelling event is Thrusday, Sept. 28 at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix.

To learn more about the Arizona Storytellers project or how to tell your own story, visit storytellersproject.com.