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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.

La vida de la Princesa debut !

As promised here is my first episode of La Vida de la Princesa! I have so much to share with you guys so I do hope you enjoy it. In this episode I attend the holiday campaign party of Temoc Morfin and then head up to the Tonic Room to support Pilsen musician Cole DeGeNova.…

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Morfin runs for Illinois State Rep

As we all know Solis won the election for 25th ward Alderman but Morfin is now running for State Representative. I am not only a Pilsen resident but taught in the Back of the Yards so I am very concerned about this race. I sat down Morfin at Efebinas so that he could explain to…

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Donde esta la Princesa ?

Hellllllo Pilsen! Sorry I have been off of the radar for a bit. I have been dealing with some health issues and exploring some new career options that will have me travelling a great deal. I have been to Michigan, Alaska, Wisconsin, Utah and Colorado since my last post and am writing you from Detroit…

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Things I love about Pilsen #1

Recently someone told me that they just didn’t go to Pilsen. I of course immediately became defensive. Apparently this person had been jumped by gangbangers and just decided to stay out of the area altogether, which saddens me. Pilsen is such a rich community and its terrible that a very small percentage of the population…

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From Pilsen to GR

From Pilsen to GR

      I have been gone for a little while visiting my family in Grand Rapids, MI. Since Chicago is full of so many people from Grand Rapids I thought I would post some images from my trip. I only go back to Grand Rapids, or GR as we like to call it, about…

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Who we are: FREE event tonight!

Who we are: FREE event tonight!

Tonight join me, La Princesa de Pilsen for a the dopest party in the barrio!   “WHO WE ARE”, a night of music, fashion and art presented by Electriqsoul Hideout Sept 2nd at the Living Room Lounge. Event will be filled with lovers of expression and lovers of life. ****** Free admission, drinks and hors…

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Legendary tattoo artist at Taylor Street

Ben Thomas Tattoo Artist Ben Thomas and I met in the 7th grade in Algebra class as he tatooed his girlfriend’s name on his knuckles. A goth kid drenched in black and topped with crazy black hair he arrogantly decided to challenge my knowledge of Marilyn Mason. I of course shut him down and thus began a life long friendship.…

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Mr West & La Princesa de Pilsen bring you Coquette

This Saturday Mr West and LA Princesa de Pilsen bring you a Hip Hop and House dance party at Ultra Lounge. Support Pilsen in Bucktown!  NO Cover  and drink specials all night long. We will also be hosting an open call for Doublet Stitch for fellas be on your A-game, there will be plenty of…

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