Arts & Culture Reporter, The Real Chi
Over the past couple years Chelsea Berry has been a reporter with Real Chi Youth producing various stories on Mental Health, Police Brutality, as well as Civic Media. Chelsea enjoys working behind the scenes when creating stories as well as polishing her musical talents during her spare time. Being a passionate hard working team player has always been apart of Chelsea's agenda.
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Chicago’s black and brown neighborhoods are depicted and looked at as dangerous. Lacking work programs, positive resources for the youth and community at large, many outsiders looking in only get a small glimpse of what is really happening.
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Facing constant battles with mental health, Angelica Lewis, a resident of North Lawndale, turned to her yoga mat to find inner peace and balance. She began visiting area yoga studios, but while there, she often found herself displaced. Lewis said she’s a curvier woman, and most classes or instructors weren’t considerate of her body’s needs.
Jasmine Stewart got pregnant for the first time at the age of 16. Feeling alone and embracing the struggles of an adolescent, a friend introduced her to New Moms, a North Lawndale-based family service provider that helps young mothers find homes, get jobs, and create strong families.
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VIDEO: Chicago’s black and brown neighborhoods are depicted and looked at as dangerous. Lacking work programs, positive resources for the youth and community at large, many outsiders looking in only get a small glimpse of what is really happening.
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