Arizona Storytellers: Michael Weakley

Published: Friday, September 5, 2014 - 12:21pm
Updated: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 2:35pm
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(Tom Tingle/The Arizona Republic)
Michael Weakley

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.

Michael Weakley grew up poor in a tiny town. As an adult, he moved to Phoenix to become a community leader.

A few years ago, his grandmother died and left him an inheritance. Shortly after, his sister took her own life. He decided to leave Phoenix with his partner to escape his grief.

Michael now works as a gay youth advocate in Portland.

You can hear more stories like this at our next night of live storytelling, or check out upcoming nights and learn how to get involved by telling your own story, and see photos and a wrap-up of the event at

Updated Oct. 14, 2014 at 2:26 p.m.

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