Arizona Storytellers: Kim Haasarud

Published: Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 11:16am
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(Photo by Michael Chow - The Arizona Republic)
Kim Haasarudim tells a story at Arizona Storytellers: Stories of Growing up at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix on August 31, 2015.

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.

Kim Haasarud is from Texas. But she moved to New York City after high school to go to college. Kim describes herself as always having been a bit of a tomboy. She enjoyed sports and wore her hair short, much to her conservative parents’ chagrin. But Kim always made it a point to visit her parents for the holidays. And at the end of one Thanksgiving vacation, Kim was getting ready to fly back to school when her parents called her into their bedroom for a talk…

Kim Haasarud is a mixologist and the co-founder of Arizona Cocktail Week.

The next storytelling event is January 18 at Old Main on the Arizona State University Tempe campus. To learn more about the Arizona Storytellers project or how to tell your own story, visit

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