“Intimate Justice” looks at the intersection of art and sex and how these actions intertwine to serve as a form of resistance, activism, and dialogue in the Chicago community. For this installment, we met with Jacquelyn Guerrero in the Pilsen neighborhood to discuss heritage, performance, and Chicago music. Nicole Lane: Where are you from? How did you end up Chicago? Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero (aka CQQCHIFRUIT): I’m from Miami. My mom is Cuban, my dad is Puerto Rican. I ended up in Chicago when I went to Northwestern. I studied theater and dance. I really wanted to go to school away from Miami. I didn’t appreciate the culture when I was growing up there. I came out as bisexual when I was eighteen and I wanted to have some room to figure out what that meant. SNL: Can you talk about the events that you’re a part of and the queer spaces that you’re creating with parties like TRQPITECA? JCG: After I graduated school, I really loved to go out dancing. I tried to go to …
The next in the interview series that celebrates the ways in which an artistic life can transmute the impact and redefine the legacy of an experience within the Prison Industrial Complex.
An interview with musician and actor Mykele Deville about his West Side roots, the range of roles he takes, and what it means to start and maintain cultural spaces in Pilsen.
Beloved Chicago DJ and one of the minds behind Party Noire discusses her practice and why we must celebrate and embrace our joy.
An interview with Washington, D.C.-born and now Chicago-based filmmaker, animator, painter, sculptor and sound artist.
An audio interview with the Kenya-born and Chicago-based dynamic musician behind the albums Cloud High Vybes and Pocket Juice.
One of the city’s rising artists, curators, and DJs discusses his part in curating a new monthly performance series at Comfort Station, creating inclusive spaces, and art in the age of Trump.