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Race And Relationships

Michelle Tran

May 14, 2017

After thirty-three seasons of The Bachelor and its spinoff, The Bachelorette, dominating television sets with white leads and a poor attempt at diversity, the series has finally chosen a person of color to be its leading star. Rachel Lindsay, a thirty-one-year-old African-American attorney from Dalla...

Seeking Human Touch — A Look into the Business of Professional Cuddling

Yoni Alkan and Rosalie Del Toro demonstrate different ways to incorporate hands into cuddling sessions on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Alkan is a professional cuddler who offers non-sexual and therapeutic sessions at his private cuddle space in the Richmond District. (Eric Chan / Xpress)

Michelle Tran

December 20, 2016

  In one corner of the room sits a couch that’s big enough for two, but if more space is desired that can be easily arranged with Yoni Alkan. His studio is soothing, with green plants and beams of light pouring in through the windows overlooking the Richmond District. Now relax, because...

Threads For Therapy — Mom Channels Her Love For Shopping To Provide For Her Family

Threads For Therapy — Mom Channels Her Love For Shopping To Provide For Her Family

Michelle Tran

November 15, 2016

It’s a sunny Wednesday afternoon in the Sunset District where a breeze enters through the bright ruby door of Hunter’s Threads on Taraval Street between 31st and 32nd Avenue. In the store, Michelle Huang Scott rests on a stool as a man comes in with a mountain of bags containing used children’s cl...

When Push Comes To Shove

Berkeley Resistance derby team members celebrate their win after their bout with the Richmond Wrecking Belles at the Richmond Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, Calif. on Saturday, March 26, 2016.

Michelle Tran

April 13, 2016

By: Michelle Tran A crowd of people cheer on from the stands while women in eye-catching uniforms and black bottoms fearlessly skate their way through the track in hopes of gaining points for their team. One man yells, “Go Frightmare!” She hears the chant, which brings a radiant grin through he...

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