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My OCD Brain

My OCD Brain

Carolina Diaz

December 26, 2018

Psychiatrist offices don’t always have long, bed-like couches, sometimes there are chairs, and sometimes those chairs have armrests and wheels. Sometimes they’re upholstered and other times they are not. Sometimes the chairs are soft and swallow you up, others have rigid backs, force you to sit up...

Putting Down the Razor

Mel Green, 19, displays her armpit hair. She first shaved her legs in elementary school to imitate her sister. As she grew older, she started pushing boundaries on femininity and a large part of that was putting down the razor. (Francisca Velasco/Xpress)

Megan Jimenez

December 15, 2018

It’s a Thursday night, and Eduardo Wagar is hanging out in the corner of the backyard patio at the Eagle bar in the SOMA district of San Francisco, nursing a beer and a cigarette as he chats with a security guard. It’s early in the evening at the Eagle, so the patio is quiet and mainly empty as a...

Mind on Lockdown

Mind on Lockdown

Annie Gieser

December 13, 2018

Story by Annie Gieser, Illustrations by Janett Perez Two loud bangs and a glance between my eleventh grade English teacher and me was all it took for my class of twenty to dart into the corner of the classroom. Two bangs and a glance changed me. Read More »...

Mental Illness in The Black Community

Mental Illness in The Black Community

Jeremy Julian

December 10, 2018

For some, the daily experience of life isn’t exactly grand. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that roughly one-fifth of people in the United States experience some kind of mental illness annually. Add in the stress of class disparities and racial tensions and things can seem pretty blea...

Living with Dyslexia

Living with Dyslexia

Kelly Rodriguez Murillo

December 8, 2018

Contrary to popular belief, dyslexia is not a disability that affects people only in their youth. Dyslexia, a cognitive disability, remains with people all their lives. The brain ages and changes just like the rest of our bodies, therefore the disability also morphs and develops with time. Dyslexia occurs...

Finding Purpose

Finding Purpose

Jacob Tucker

November 5, 2018

Tara Jean Robinson has been heavily affected by suicide. She has lost multiple friends and family members and herself attempted to take her own life. Today, Tara has found purpose in helping others walk out of the darkness. Xpress magazine explores Tara's story in this video production by Jacob ...

Highs and Lows: The Hidden Cost of the Wreckreational Cannabis Industry

Highs and Lows: The Hidden Cost of the Wreckreational Cannabis Industry

Amelia Williams

October 25, 2018

It’s the wild, wild West all over again! As cannabis consumption soars to new highs thanks to the effects of Proposition 64, and SF adds new businesses, events, and services for its stoners every year, what does recreational cannabis look like for its industry insiders, and everyone that was subsequen...

Tackling Masculinity with Self-Care

San Francisco State University student Brent Jolaoso, poses for a portrait next to the Caesar Chavez Student Center on campus, in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday Sept. 11th 2018. (Evan Moses/ Xpress Magazine)

Greg Ragaza

October 24, 2018

In the past few years, the idea of self-care has garnered quite a bit of buzz across social media. From thousands of videos on YouTube that show people’s self-care routines to a popular hashtag that gains constant traffic daily—self-care is a positive trend that helps promote the betterment of someo...

Middle Child Syndrome

illustration by Marielle Cabillo

Marinelle Cabillo

August 1, 2018

Ignored. Lacks guidance. Jealous. Rebellious. Resentful. Overlooked. Wild child. Smack dabbed in the middle – Ahh, characteristics of your typical middle child expressing the effects of Middle Child Syndrome. Read More »...

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