Arizona Storytellers: Karina Bland

Published: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 8:38am
Updated: Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 10:42am
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Karina Bland, host of the Storytellers Project, introduces one of the tellers at the Phoenix Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, on Oct. 3, 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.

When Karina Bland was 16 years old, she had a plan to graduate from college, move to New York, get married, and have twins before she was 30. But her life didn’t go as planned. So after she turned 31, Karina decided to have a baby on her own. She researched ovulation, fertilization and sperm banks.

Karina Bland is columnist at the Arizona Republic.

The next storytelling event is Thursday, March 31 at the South Mountain Community College's Performing Arts Center. To learn more about the Arizona Storytellers project or how to tell your own story, visit

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