Arizona Storytellers: Kathy Cano-Murillo

By KJZZ News
Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 8:25am
Updated: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 2:42pm

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Kathy Cano Murillo, 'The Crafty Chica' tells her story at South Mountain Community College Performing Arts Center in Phoenix, on Thursday, March 31, 2016.

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 sometimes share stories about our community or the life events that have shaped them in general. Megan Finnerty is the creator of the series. 


In the late 1980s, Kathy Cano-Murillo was a bridesmaid in her brother’s wedding. Cano-Murillo says she was "holding steady at a size 10" but she had a plan to lose more weight. Cano-Murillo was feeling confident and ordered her bridesmaid dress in a size 8.  So, for two months, Cano-Murillo did everything she could to lose weight.

Kathy Cano-Murillo is a crafter in Phoenix known as The Crafty Chica.

The next storytelling event is May 18, 2016, at the Rebel Lounge in Phoenix.

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