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Princess again: Hunts Point, Bronx

Princess was walking near the railroad tracks when I ran into her. When she saw the copy of her picture I had brought, Princess, she screamed "I'm gorgeous. I'm the cats meow!"

 

She told me and my friend Nina how she came originally to Hunts Point as a "stick up girl robbing drug dealers." I asked how she survived something so dangerous she said "The element of surprise is a wonderful thing! "

 

She has now turned to non violence and is married to Takeesha, her wife of five years. "The issues that we have in our background, we both needed somebody to love us without the sexual part, so we found that in each other."

 

When we asked her about the teen prostitutes in the neighborhood she said "When I am out here no underage girl will be out here. I will call the cops first. They will go down. Ain't no kids be out here. I got twelve children. If you aint a legal age you ain't doing it. It ain't your pussy yet, it ain't yours. It aint happening... Adult men having sex with children. Thats a no no. NO!"

 

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Taken on January 20, 2012