Zoe Jennings

  • February 6, 2018By Zoe Jennings

    Katniss, Peeta, and Gale. Bella, Edward, and Jacob. These are two well-known examples of the famous love triangle trope in Young Adult (YA) literature. It is hard to pick up a YA book these days that doesn’t contain a love triangle and the genre gets a lot of flack for it. Many readers claim love … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/sixteen-love-triangles-in-one-book-fight-the-negative-stereotypes/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 23, 2018By Zoe Jennings

    In the past couple seasons of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, the roles written for female cast members and hosts have been seriously lacking in meaningful content. The writing staff this season is comprised of about 34 writers, 29 of whom are men, and only six of the 16 cast members (including featured players) are female. … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/opinion-saturday-night-live-lacks-feminist-content/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 16, 2018By Zoe Jennings

    I learned at a young age to find joy and excitement in defying stereotypes. Of course, it would take me years to learn the full extent to which I would have to stand up for my identity and defy society’s expectations of me as a gay woman. But the thrill that came with surprising people … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/combating-stereotypes-and-sexism-as-a-female-drummer/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 30, 2017By Zoe Jennings

    When I was questioning and coming to terms with my sexuality, I started seeking out every queer female character I could find in mainstream media. It was challenging to find shows that I felt accurately represented me and the way I felt, especially because I was Questioning and no one ever really talks about or … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/list-of-queer-female-representation-in-mainstream-media-2017/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read