All posts tagged in mental health

  • January 4, 2020By none

    What Kind of Girl by Alyssa Sheinmel answers all the questions we never knew we had about dating abuse. Sheinmel weaves in multiple perspectives surrounding the situation with Mike Parker and his girlfriend, Maya to give us a better understanding of what really happens when victims come forward with claims of abuse. The entire time … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/a-must-read-for-young-adults-a-review-of-what-kind-of-girl-by-alyssa-sheinmel/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 19, 2019By Ron Rocky Coloma

    London’s alt-pop artist Elizsabeth released her single “I Choose Myself”—the new anthem of self-empowerment and love. The US-born and UK-bred music artist had always felt that she could be her true self on stage and when would create music. When Elizsabeth first heard Einaudi’s tunes being played in the practice rooms at her senior school, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/elizsabeths-single-i-choose-myself-magnifies-self-empowerment/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 19, 2019By Aly Balakareva

    It has been several months since the release of Joker, the origin story of one of the most well-known villains in comic book history. Despite winning the top prize at the Venice Film Festival, Joker has faced some harsh criticism due to its brutal honesty about significant issues in today’s society. Undoubtedly, the film deserves all … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-was-the-media-so-afraid-of-joker/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 20, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Lauren Silva created her electro-pop alter ego “Monti” to create emotional and thought-provoking music. The singer-songwriter’s tracks narrate her turbulent past, which includes living on the streets and escaping gang life and drug and alcohol abuse. Her debut EP, “This is You”, is particularly personal and encapsulates Monti’s experiences overcoming so many hardships early on. … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/monti-spills-on-overcoming-early-hardships-in-debut-ep-this-is-you/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 7, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Aside from being a rising R&B/Pop artist, Shenna is a songwriter, model, and activist. With over 1 million streams on Spotify, the young singer has extended her reach into being a brand ambassador for companies like Reebok and Master & Dynamic. Her upbeat and spirited music has been featured on shows such as The Bad … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/shenna-gets-candid-about-cant-get-enough-single-modeling-and-social-media/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 20, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    In 2012, Josh Benus faced a series of health challenges that left him fighting for his life. After a difficult recovery, the indie rock artist promised himself he would pursue music wholeheartedly. Since then, Benus has rebranded himself as ‘Glass Dove’ and even spent a week in the Smoky Mountains with producer Owen Biddle writing … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/singer-songwriter-glass-dove-talks-inspiration-behind-single-terrible-secrets-and-promise-to-pursue-music/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 20, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    The last time I spoke with Ananya Birla, she had just released her fourth single “Circles”, launched Mpower, and was juggling her role as a mental health advocate and international pop sensation. Now, Birla is releasing her debut EP, Fingerprint and has big plans for the future. On the first single of the EP, “Blackout”, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/international-pop-sensation-ananya-birla-talks-debut-ep-fingerprint/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 2, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Responses have been edited for length and clarity. Founded by Jessie Meehan and Merilou Salazar, WASI is the pop band that the world needs. Not only do their songs preach love and liberation, but every member is passionate about social justice outside of their music. Jessie Meehan works with the ACLU on creating a gender-inclusive … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/wasi-talks-premiere-of-single-what-is-riot-pop-and-social-justice-efforts/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 27, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Zeke Thomas, son of NBA legend Isiah Thomas, isn’t only a known DJ and producer, he’s also the first male advocate for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Zeke’s assault story has provided a male survivors perspective on the issue and has allowed many other male-identifying survivors to come forward with their stories. The young … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/dj-and-producer-zeke-thomas-on-talking-about-sexual-assault-at-letstalksaam-panel-in-nyc/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 9, 2019By Kaycee Wilson

    Alternative-rock band Weathers is certainly not a band whose rise to fame you want to miss. The LA four-piece consists of lead singer Cameron Boyer, guitarist Cameron Olsen, bassist Brennen Bates and drummer Cole Carson. The band’s journey kicked off in 2016 with the release of their hit single “Happy Pills,” an undeniably catchy song … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/alternative-rock-band-weathers-talks-new-single-dirty-money-mental-health-and-their-journey-to-fame/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • March 1, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Paige Duddy, better known as XYLØ, has chosen to pursue her solo career after many years of a successful partnership with her brother Chase. The sibling duo found lots of success in their music, most notably their single “America”, and “Setting Fires”, which was written with The Chainsmokers. “Pretty Sad” is Paige’s first EP as … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/interview-xylo-on-her-debut-solo-ep-pretty-sad-and-battles-with-mental-health/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 4, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Editor’s Note: Interview has been edited for clarity and length.Fate McAfee was destined for music. With nothing but a pawn shop guitar to keep him company, McAfee picked up odd jobs across the nation; from carpenter to valet, he did whatever he could, all the while soaking up the tales of experience he was told … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/fate-mcafee-talks-meaning-behind-music/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read