All posts tagged in struggles

  • May 14, 2020By Phyllis Feng

    We live in a gilded age of fame — or is it a cage? Some would say that we’re soaring on an upward trajectory when it comes to social media and that the latitude of influencers is ever-spreading and ever-ripping, throughout society. We have never been more intimate with each other. We have never had … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/should-celebrities-be-held-to-higher-standards/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • January 7, 2020By Phyllis Feng

    In a truly legendary fashion, Ricky Gervais, 58-year-old comedian and long-time host of the Golden Globes, delivered a ruthless monologue targeted at the elites of the entertainment industry. In it, he addressed a variety of celebrities in a somewhat complimentary tone, such as Al Pacino and Robert Deniro, and others with more withering remarks — … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/ricky-gervais-speech-at-the-2020-golden-globes-a-stunning-reveal-of-the-hypocrisy-in-hollywood/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 28, 2019By Phyllis Feng

    Editor’s Note (June 30 2020): In light of recent events surrounding Shane Dawson and Jeffree Star, I’d like to clarify that my opinions of these two have changed dramatically since the publication of this article. Their behavior does not embody the core values of Affinity Magazine, and they aren’t representative of our convictions as a platform … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/shane-dawson-and-jeffree-star-what-makes-this-duo-so-dynamic/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 22, 2019By Aly Balakareva

    “I Hope You Get This Message” by Farah Naz Rishi is a high concept young adult novel that has been set to hit the bookstores on 22nd Oct. Being Rishi’s debut novel, it is a captivating story about a number of modern issues, including greed, personal identity, mental health and hope. Despite it being a … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/i-hope-you-get-this-message-is-a-beautiful-story-about-hope/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 7, 2019By Phyllis Feng

    Stumbling upon Sleeping At Last’s music in a harrowing time of my life was a miraculous blessing that, a couple of years later, still reverberates in every part of me. The first song I heard was “Saturn,” a moving aurora of music that wrapped me in its embrace with heartfelt lyrics and from then on … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/an-interview-with-sleeping-at-last-the-beautiful-pursuit-to-understand-life/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 30, 2019By Ron Rocky Coloma

    Juice recently released their new EP, you are simply magnificent. A group of seven guys who think that genre is a restrictive social construct in 2019, Rami and Christian shared their experiences on how music became a massive part of their lives. The band’s hard work and success are depicted on their previous project Workin’ … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/juices-ep-you-are-simply-magnificent-finds-acceptance-and-conquers-inner-conflicts/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 20, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Editor’s Note: Responses have been revised for length and clarity. Kimberly Douglas, better known to her fans as “Kihmberlie,” is a 23-year-old from Southern California who has amassed nearly 90k followers on Instagram and over 50k on Twitter. Known as the girl both in front of and behind the camera, Kimberly blows away her audience … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/an-interview-with-khimberlie-the-girl-behind-and-in-front-of-the-camera/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 9, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Twins Kirill and Filipp Revega have sacrificed a lot for their dream. Hailing from Russia, the brothers came to LA two years ago without a concrete plan or even friends to depend on. Determined to pursue their love of music and entertainment, they continued to persevere and now are working as YouTubers, actors and musicians.  … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/twins-kirill-and-filipp-revega-talk-moving-youtube-and-hollywood/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 27, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Xav A. began his singing career as a member of the ‘Dartmouth Aires‘, an acapella group that was featured on NBC’s third season of The Sing-Off. Since then, the artist has found his place in retro pop/R&B music. Affinity is proud to premiere Xav’s single, “Let It Be”, which was inspired by the Bee Gees track, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/7-quick-questions-with-retro-pop-rb-artist-xav-a/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 25, 2019By Ron Rocky Coloma

    Recording artist and plus-sized model Gabby Fe has recently released her newest single, “Better.” Fe is known for creating and performing pop-soul tunes, such as her first song, “Prioritize.” On top of that, she’s also amassed over 23,000 followers on Instagram and helped raise money and awareness to end human trafficking. We got the chance … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/recording-artist-and-plus-sized-model-gabby-fe-encourages-others-to-serve-with-their-talents/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 19, 2019By Ron Rocky Coloma

    A prominent collegiate wrestler at Columbia University, Dylan Geick gained popularity when he opened up about his sexuality to his friends in Stevenson High School. Featured in Outsports and in The New York Times, the internet personality’s decision to be sincere about his identity spread like wildfire—garnering him 728,000 followers on Instagram. Aside from being … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/interview-dylan-geick-the-collegiate-wrestler-phenomenon-you-need-to-hear/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 12, 2019By Ariel Zedric

    Since her run on American Idol, Dakota Cohen has been taking the music industry by storm. The young firecracker has a powerful voice and an even more important message: independence and confidence. The music video for her latest song, “No One”, was brought to life by a group of determined and creative teenagers, a trope … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/dakota-cohen-gets-candid-about-release-of-no-one-music-video-and-the-power-of-american-youth/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read