Chelcee Bunkley

Chelcee Bunkley Chelcee Bunkley is 22 year old college freshman attending Long Beach City College and a Southern California native, living in Long Beach since 2009. Chelcee is passionate about film-making, writing, and photography and looks forward to the challenges and victories that come with being an independent filmmaker, freelance photographer and writer. She is an active volunteer at the Gay and Lesbian Center of Long Beach. She hopes to tell stories that will help people in some form, whether it be with knowledge of resources, emotionally, or any other way possible.

Posts by Chelcee Bunkley:

I Against Me: The Paradox of Creativity and Mental Illness

Jun. 16, 2017 / By
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Creativity was this youth’s lifelong outlet for depression -- until it affected that too.

Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq: Lots of Style, Little Substance

Jan. 21, 2016 / By
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Visually, the film is stunning. But the movie’s visual appeal means Spike Lee often puts style before substance.

Making It In The Film Industry As A Masculine, Queer, Black Woman

Nov. 24, 2015 / By

"The big question for me is not whether I will become a director. I am committed to that goal. Of more concern is whether I will be able to direct films that can be financed."

This Time It Was Me: One Young Person’s Struggle With Homelessness

Jul. 29, 2014 / By
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Ed note: In America, a person is considered to be in poverty if they make under $11,000 a year, meaning most people with minimum wage jobs are in poverty and one in 45 children in the U.S...

LGBTQ Teens Explain What Teen Pride Means To Them

May. 29, 2014 / By
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Teen Pride is an event that happens every year the Friday before the larger Long Beach Pride event that draws more than 30,000 people a year...

Back On The Map: Rappers On The Current State Of Hip-Hop In Long Beach

Jan. 20, 2014 / By
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When people think of where hip-hop comes from, the West Coast is probably on the top of that list...

Our Community: The Gay & Lesbian Center

Sep. 5, 2013 / By
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“Our Community” is a VoiceWaves project and community event that was showcased on Aug. 26. Youth reporters were tasked to explore their community through a camera’s lens, each picking one community-based organization to shine a spotlight on...

Queer Youth Radio: Trans 101

Jul. 20, 2013 / By and
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Youth reporters explored the question of transgender identity and community support in Long Beach. Reporters interviewed three trans community members about what it means for them to be transgender and what they would like to see in the city...

Long Beach Pride & Prejudice: Notes from a Queer Youth

May. 23, 2013 / By
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(Chelcee Bunkley pictured above third from the right with representatives from the Long Beach Gay & Lesbian Center)

Long Beach Pride: a time of year everyone (and sometimes their mothers) are waiting for...

Queer Youth Radio: Reflections on Pride

Apr. 3, 2013 / By , and
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What is Pride? Every year, Long Beach Pride draws in around 30,000 people from all over the country...

Queer Youth Radio: Is LB Queer and Youth Friendly?

Mar. 18, 2013 / By and
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Youth reporters explored the question of queer and youth friendliness in Long Beach. What spaces do queer youth feel safe?..