Arizona Storytellers: Rachel Egboro

Published: Monday, May 4, 2015 - 5:41am
Updated: Friday, June 19, 2015 - 4:59pm
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Rachel Egboro.

KJZZ is partnering with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers project on the radio. Storytellers in Phoenix share their stories at live events in town. Some of the stories are about living here, some are not.

Rachel Egboro grew up in Tempe. When she was in high school, she and her family participated in Operation Drive-By Blessing, a gift-giving holiday ministry at their local church.

Her neighborhood wasn’t the safest, but Rachel and her brother took the city bus and walked home from school every day. One day in March, Rachel went home alone and thought it was going to be like any other afternoon.

Rachel Egboro is the co-founder of The Storyline, a monthly storytelling event at Space55 in Phoenix.

You can hear more stories like this at our next night of live storytelling, May 11 at Gertrude’s at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix. To learn more about the Arizona Storytellers project or how to tell your own story, visit

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