Johanna Bulaong

  • August 24, 2017By Johanna Bulaong

    During Outside Lands last week, I had the opportunity to catch up with Dwilly, a South Carolinian born DJ who attended the amazing Berklee College of Music. Dwilly, otherwise known as David Wilson, he provided insight into his quickly rising success and creative process as a young producer. ] So just to get started, how … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/interview-with-dwilly-la-living-being-humble-passion-and-persistence/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 15, 2017By Johanna Bulaong

    This 10th year anniversary of Outside Lands was an incredible event to witness. Located in the bustling city of San Francisco, Golden Gate Park was a surreal venue to experience. Trees were shrouded by curtains of light fog and mist hung heavy in the air, curating an otherworldly atmosphere to the amazing food, art, and … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/outside-lands-recap/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 29, 2017By Johanna Bulaong

    Women and hip hop have always had a love-hate relationship. Routinely, male rappers refer to women as “b*tches” and hoes, and boast about having copious amounts of sex in their lyrics. But with SZA’s new album CTRL, it brought a refreshing, much needed feminine touch to the over-saturated, over-testosteroned music industry today. Besides being the … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/how-szas-album-ctrl-is-teaching-girls-to-embrace-their-sexuality-with-no-shame/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 15, 2017By Johanna Bulaong

    *MINOR SPOILERS Like many others, I had been eagerly awaiting Season 5 of Orange Is the New Black on Netflix. It is a show that possesses incredible character development, represents women of color and the LGBTQ+ community, and humanizes prisoners in a way that is novel to how society has portrayed this ignored percentage of … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-newest-season-of-orange-is-the-new-black-reflects-americas-fcked-up-prison-system/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 11, 2017By Johanna Bulaong

    Today’s world is a powerhouse of constant need and desire. Seemingly omnipresent advertisements surround us and it becomes increasingly difficult to separate our needs from our wants. I live in California’s capital, Sacramento, which has an alarming homeless population. This poem explores our materialistic obsession with money and our relationships with people around us, especially … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/consumer-culture-is-not-our-culture/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read