Arline Welty, Co-Founder of CWBP, Honored in Windy City Times 30 Under 30

For the twelfth year running, Windy City Times celebrates Pride by bestowing honors upon 30 individuals under the age of 30 who have, in their young lives, already made significant contributions to Chicago’s LGBT community and beyond. This year, we actually increased the number of honorees to 33.

Here’s what they have to say about Arline:

Arline, 29, co-founded Chicago Books to Women in Prison 10 years ago while thinking about race and politics at the University of Chicago. Today, the bookish queers and prison abolitionists of Books to Women in Prison have sent more than 100,000 paperback books through bars. Arline enjoys literary criticism, Bitch magazine and presidential biographies. She is the communications manager at PortionPac, a local manufacturer of sustainable cleaning concentrates.

Did you know? When she’s not reading and writing, Arline is totally monogamous with her Wustof Grand Prix chef’s knife.

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