The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

The student-run magazine of San Francisco State University

Xpress Magazine

Cash Martinez

Cash Martinez, Social Media Editor

Cash Grace Martinez (he/they) is a 2Spirit transgender & Southern Pomo storyteller based in San Francisco. His work has been featured in the Press Democrat, the Bohemian, Pacific Sun Magazine, the San Francisco Examiner, and SFGATE. His reporting and research interests include anti-fascist ideology, Indigenous sovereignty and cultural revitalization, identity politics, and the labor rights movement. Outside of journalism, Cash is also involved with the Student Kouncil of Intertribal Nations (SKINS). He is proud to serve as an organizer and activist within both his Indigenous and transgender communities.

All content by Cash Martinez
Student Residential Assistants Claim Poor Working Conditions

Student Residential Assistants Claim Poor Working Conditions

May 12, 2022

It was little things, at first.   Little things, said former resident assistant Tori Bell, that were part of a much bigger problem — issues within San Francisco State University Residential...

From Female to Male, and Back Again

November 12, 2021

For five years, Alia Ismail identified as a transgender man — until one day, they didn’t.   At the start of 2021, Ismail, now 26, began “detransitioning” — in simple terms, the process...

Portrait of Marianna Lira, director of the San Francisco State University Queer and Trans Resource Center. (Cameron Lee / Xpress Magazine)

Closeted: Coming Out in the Modern Age

November 11, 2021

  Embracing your sexual and gender identity can come with a whirlwind of emotions for those who are on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. Fear, anxiety, guilt and relief are among the most common feelings when...

Detail of the black tourmaline necklace Ayanna King wears daily in San Francsico, Calif., on Oct. 12, 2021. (Avery Wilcox / Xpress Magazine)

Cultural Commodification: Inside the World of the Holistic Health and Wellness Industry

October 14, 2021

  Crystal shops on Instagram bring in followers by the thousands. CBD-infused beauty products take over store shelves. Available for purchase at the low starting price of $142 is a rose quartz...

 Tatiana Mercer plays with her tangle, a stimming toy she uses, on Sept. 6,2021 in Guerneville, CA. Mercer says that this particular tangle is a special custombecause the rainbow colored pieces each came from other tangly toys she had and tookapart.  (Amaya Edwards/Xpress)

Neurodivergent in a Neurotypical World

September 15, 2021

Sitting in the passenger seat of her friend’s car, driving down U.S. 101 through Sonoma County, Tatiana Mercier began to wonder if she, like many of her friends, was autistic.   Mercier had...

Load More Stories