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

Gia Opsahl

Gia Opsahl, Staff Writer

Gia Opsahl (she/her) is a writer and creative based in Monterey, California. She is a journalism major with a minor in race and resistance. Opsahl is extremely passionate about music and fashion. In her free time, she enjoys looking for new music and scrolling through Pinterest.

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Wearing Drag As Armor

Wearing Drag As Armor

December 15, 2021

  (Podcast by Gia Opsahl/Xpress Magazine)   Editor’s note: The drag queens mentioned in this story have requested to be referred to by their drag name.     The first...

Alexiz Romero, 22, sits on a concrete bench at San Francisco State University on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. The mindset that comes with the role of machismo, like not showing emotion adds the difficulties faced by the Latinx/Hispanic community in the United States. (Cameron Lee /  Xpress Magazine)

Overcoming Mental Health in Latinx and Hispanic Households

November 11, 2021

  Nina Nazario, 23, struggles with discussing her post-traumatic stress disorder with her father. She feels it’s harder for older generations in Hispanic culture to share comfort surrounding...

Sunset at Baker Beach in San Francisco, Calif., on Oct. 14, 2021. (Avery Wilcox / Xpress Magazine)

Life After Addiction: The Journey of Recovery

October 14, 2021

  On his sixth consecutive day without sleep, Jalen Dillon was almost ready to pack his things and leave rehab behind. Hallucinations were kicking in due to insomnia and the effects of restless...

 Woman holds a peeled banana adorned with an unwrapped condom in San Francisco on Sept. 10, 2021 for Xpress Magazine. (Garrett Isley / Golden Gate Xpress)

How to Participate in Sexual Self-Care and Wellness

September 16, 2021

Taking care of your sexual health is one of the most important steps in your self-care routine. Bringing yourself in to get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may feel like the most embarrassing...

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