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shaylyn martos

shaylyn martos, Multimedia Editor

shaylyn martos (she/her) works to provide better representation of LGBTQ+ people in media, and produces stories that address possible solutions to larger, systemic issues. She currently serves as multimedia editor for SF State's Golden Gate Xpress and produces The Happy Hour Podcast. In 2019, shaylyn was honored as an NPR Next Generation Radio Mentee. When not chasing a story, shaylyn can be found reading speculative fiction, cooking her favorite native Chamorro foods or bombing at a stand-up open mic. She's online @shaylynmartos

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In their restroom at their new apartment in Oakland, shaylyn martos and her father shave her head together while quarantining for the COVID-19 crisis. (shaylyn martos/Golden Gate Xpress)

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August 7, 2020
First, martos braided her long hair in three sections, which her father cut off with scissors. Before shaving her head, martos’ hair was about 18 inches long, reaching down her back. (shaylyn martos/Golden Gate Xpress)

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August 7, 2020
Shaylyn Martos and her father moved in together after a traumatic ordeal during the COVID-19 crisis. They used shaving her head as an opportunity to bond.

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August 2, 2020
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