Arizona Storytellers: Marilyn Omifunke Torres

Published: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 11:48am
Updated: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 12:00pm
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Marilyn Omifunke Torres shares her story at the Esatmos Aqui/We Are Here storytelling event on March 31, 2016, at the South Mountain Community College Performing Arts Center.

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.

In 2011, Marilyn Omifunke Torres and her mom lived together in Phoenix. Her mother is originally from Puerto Rico, but has lived in the United States since she was a teenager.

One evening after Marilyn got home from work, her mother wasn’t there. She started to worry until her mom called her from the San Carlos Apache Nation.

Marilyn Omifunke Torres is a faculty member at the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute.

The next storytelling event is Monday, Oct. 17, at Valley Bar in Phoenix.

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

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