Arizona Storytellers: Angelica Lindsey-Ali

By KJZZ News
Published: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 8:06am
Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 11:19am

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Angelica Lindsey-Ali Arizona Storytellers
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Angelica Lindsey-Ali shares her story at The Phoenix Art Museum on May 15, 2019.

KJZZ partners with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers series. We record the live events and share them with you on the radio. In Phoenix, the storytellers share stories about our community or the life events that have shaped them. 

Angelica Lindsey-Ali has a bold personality. As a Muslim woman living in Detroit, she wore large hoop earrings, and bright lipstick along with her headscarf. But when she and her husband moved to Phoenix, Angelica didn't quite fit in and was chided for her appearance. Several years ago, Angelica's husband got a job in Saudi Arabia. Angelica says while it was very similar to Phoenix — hot, dry and dusty — the Muslims in Saudi Arabia wore the Gulf uniform.

Angelica Lindsey-Ali is an educator in Phoenix.

The next storytelling event is Tuesday, March 10, at the Madison Center for the Arts. To learn more about the Arizona Storytellers project or how to tell your own story, visit

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