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Chelcie S. Porter

La Princesa de Pilsen

  • Age: 29
  • 'Hood: Pilsen
  • Fave spot: My balcony

Chelcie S. Porter was nicknamed "La Princesa de Pilsen" by her late husband and former Pilsen resident Colombian painter Andres Contreras due to her deep love of the neighborhood. She is an artist and photographer and has lived in Pilsen for 6 years. She specializes in fine art and fashion photography and is a community and LGBTQ activist. You can view more of her work at www.ChelcieSPorter.net.

Keeping Youth Out of Prison

Keeping Youth Out of Prison

Friends Followers & Fans: Please stop by and for for my project “Keeping Youth Out of Prison”. I am trying to go to prisons and talk to inmates about their backgrounds, the choices they made and the things they wish they knew. I want to photograph these inmates and take the video and photos directly…

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Phillip Morris reps Pilsen in Spain!

Phillip Morris reps Pilsen in Spain!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all celebrated the New Year in style and safety! I wanted to start my year off right with a congratulatory post to one of Chicago’s most notable rappers who calls Pilsen home. Phillip Morris will be performing at the Larger than Loco festival in Spain January 11th-15th.I did…

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Del Toro: Best new Pilsen bar!

Del Toro: Best new Pilsen bar!

Dios Mio! Finally! Another hangout in Pilsen other than Simone’s. I hate the Skylark. Sorry but the dark grandpa’s basement-esque vibe just doesn’t do it for me. And I dig Simone’s but I feel like I have been there a million times already and am glad to see something new and affordable. Now hopefully that…

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7 ways to actually get fit in 2012!

The most popular New Year’s resolution is always to loose weight and get in shape. Yet by March most gym memeberships are already put on the back burner and as soon as the warm weather hits so do the parties and barbeques. I have written down a few tips for those of you looking to…

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Ticket giveaway! Blah Blah Blah  on NYE!

Ticket giveaway! Blah Blah Blah on NYE!

So none of these guys are actually Pilsen residents but Blah Blah Blah kicks it in the hood on the regular so you just may see them around. If you don’t already know this band I think you guys will really enjoy the tunes. Not only are they great musicians but they are some of…

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Bah-humbug! 5 Ways to avoid the holidays

I have always sort of  hated Christmas. I think it’s a holiday of American consumerism and the nasty attitudes that people develop are often unbearable. If people really went around doing for others wholeheartedly and giving to others from a genuine place in their hearts and not simply out of fear of a social back-lash…

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