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Underrepresented Women Focus Of Pilsen Mural

Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood is known for its colorful and vibrant murals. A new one located on 16th and Blue Island is hoping to shine a light on underrepresented women. Artists Sam Kirk and Sandra Antongiorgi created “Weaving Cultures” to showcase women of different ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientations. The five vibrant faces show women of different age groups as well. One of the women illustrated on the mural is Latina and transgender. The artists say it was important to have that person because of the discrimination faced by transgender people. WBEZ’s Yolanda Perdomo reports.

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Artists Sam Kirk (left) and Sandra Antongiorgi with their mural “Weaving Cultures” in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. The artists say it represents underrepresented women.

Yolanda Perdomo

Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood is known for its colorful and vibrant murals. A new one located on 16th and Blue Island is hoping to shine a light on underrepresented women.

Artists Sam Kirk and Sandra Antongiorgi created “Weaving Cultures” to showcase women of different ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientations. The five vibrant faces show women of different age groups as well.

One of the women illustrated on the mural is Latina and transgender. The artists said it was important to have that person because of the discrimination faced by transgender people.

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