Nadia Bey

  • November 15, 2019By Nadia Bey

    From the world of Legacy and the Queen comes EPOCA: The Tree of Ecrof, the newest story from Granity. Written by Ivy Pochoda, a former collegiate athlete herself, under the name Ivy Claire, EPOCA focuses on Pretia and Rovi, two runners who begin attending the most prestigious school for athletes in the nation. Throughout the course of their … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/step-into-the-world-of-ecrof-academy-with-epoca-the-tree-of-ecrof/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 8, 2019By Nadia Bey

    Reading Amanda Rosenberg’s new release, That’s Mental: Painfully Funny Things That Drive Me Crazy About Being Mentally Ill, feels like talking to a friend. She gives you advice (although not without warning you that it’ll be “mediocre at best”), tells the truth without sugar-coating it, and doesn’t use obscure or harmful words that often confound … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/brain-scans-and-brutal-honesty-a-review-of-amanda-rosenbergs-thats-mental/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 30, 2019By Nadia Bey

    20-year-old Caroline Kaufman’s sophomore poetry collection When the World Didn’t End is all about learning to live instead of simply surviving. The recent release comes behind Light Filters In, a collection centered on mental health, first loves and healing from trauma. Kaufman started sharing her poetry on Instagram under the handle @poeticpoison, which now has over 200 … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/from-surviving-to-living-a-review-of-caroline-kaufmans-when-the-world-didnt-end/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 19, 2019By Nadia Bey

    Jasmin Kaur’s forthcoming novel, When You Ask Me Where I’m Going, is a poignant reflection of her experiences as a Sikh woman, as well as a compelling commentary on identity and other complex topics. Kaur is a writer who built her audience online, accumulating nearly 34,000 followers on her Instagram. She has toured North America, the … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/when-you-ask-me-where-im-going-jasmine-kaur-talks-culture-speaking-out-and-social-media/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 5, 2019By Nadia Bey

    Legacy and the Queen is set to be the next release from Granity Studios, a multimedia company formed by athlete Kobe Bryant to “enable young athletes to maximize their full potential through creative storytelling”. The acclaimed company worked in tandem with novelist, poet and former athlete Annie Matthew to tell the story of 12-year-old Legacy Petrin, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/legacy-and-the-queen-a-magical-lighthearted-read-from-granity-studios/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 1, 2019By Nadia Bey

    Leigh Ansell’s Trapeze is set to release on September 10, 2019, and this book is one to be excited about. It is centered on a teenage trapeze artist who has to adjust to life outside of the circus, but it is also more than that; Ansell says that “beneath the glamorous setting, wanted the story to … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/leigh-ansells-trapeze-swings-into-hearts-a-review/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 19, 2019By Nadia Bey

    It’s easy to become attached to a television show — television and other forms of media are meant to reflect our experiences, and no matter how far-fetched or fantastic the circumstances, we can relate to them because there is something human about them. This is why it can be so crushing when a show is … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-beloved-shows-are-placed-on-the-backburner-and-why-its-beyond-our-control/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 9, 2019By Nadia Bey

    Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers from Season 2 Episodes 1 and 2 of Grown-ish. 2019 started off right with the season premiere of Grown-ish, a Freeform-based spinoff of ABC’s Black-ish. Characterized by pithy pop culture references and charismatic narration, the show focuses on 19-year-old Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) as she and her friends navigate … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/relationshipgoals-communication-expectations-a-review-of-season-2-premiere-of-grown-ish/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 17, 2018By Nadia Bey

    Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for the pilot episode of Charmed. Charmed, the reboot of the WB series that ran from 1998 to 2006, aired its first episode on Sunday, October 14th on The CW. As with any reboot, there are mixed opinions about the quality of the show and its perceived proximity to the original … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-new-charmed-reboot-differs-from-the-original-but-shows-potential-for-growth/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 11, 2018By Nadia Bey

    From the moment Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall, and Jesy Nelson announced their new single “Woman Like Me” with Nicki Minaj, Mixers (fans of Little Mix) were abuzz with excitement.  Apart from their end-of-summer single “Only You” with Cheat Codes, Little Mix has not released any full-length songs in a while; their most recent … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/a-rose-for-all-the-women-like-little-mix-how-they-continue-to-challenge-expectations/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 3, 2018By Nadia Bey

    We all have our own renditions of our favorite songs: Whether you’re a shower singer or you share your voice with the world, everyone has covered a song before. Yet, there is a strange stigma around enjoying covers more than the original, just like there is an unspoken rule that you can’t enjoy a sequel … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/7-song-covers-that-are-just-as-great-as-the-originals/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 6, 2018By Nadia Bey

    There is a lot to celebrate in the world, like births, graduations, promotions and other major life events. However, we also cherish the little things: tender moments spent with our loved ones, the sense of tranquility we feel when we go to the beach or the mountains and minute details like the taste of pumpkin … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/this-month-artists-should-embrace-collaboration/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read