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Home Is Where The Art Is — Homeless San Franciscan Creates His Living

Ronnie Goodman with his paint brushes. Aleah Fajardo/ Xpress

Priscilla Salahuddin

November 14, 2016

Ronnie Goodman spends a lot of his time in the black-walled basement of the Redstone Building in San Francisco’s Mission District. Before he takes anyone down there, he makes sure to light an incense stick to somewhat mask the mugginess. He’s also sure to play some music in the background — most of t...

Urban Hands in Urban Lands : A Community Reclaims Public Land Through Farming

The Secret Garden is not the largest piece of land, but it is home to well over 15 different crops. (Eric Chan / Xpress)

Priscilla Salahuddin

April 5, 2016

By: Priscilla Salahuddin When Edgar Molina was in High School, he threw his food from the cafeteria onto the grass around him. He was tired of eating the same food over and over again. Molina sarcastically told his friends that the grass was going to die because of the unhealthy food they ate. To his s...

Seizing Life

Priscilla Salahuddin

March 31, 2016

By: Pricilla Salahuddin Shake it off. Blink. It’s not happening. I promise. You’re still here. These things go through my mind when I feel like someone is intensely looking at me. It’s that same kind of look that I confusingly woke up to over and over again when I was 15 years old. That ...

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