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Affinity Helped Me Land An Internship At CBS — My Thanks And Farewell

A little over a year ago, I received an email from Evelyn saying I was chosen to be a writer for Affinity Magazine. I had seen the opportunity pop up on Twitter and figured I’d give it a try. What I didn’t know was that I would begin what would be a fruitful, painful and amazing writing career for Affinity. I didn’t really know what I was doing when I first got hired. I just


An Interview With Poet and Creator Fatimah Asghar

Poet Fatimah Asghar has become notable in her diction, creation, and diligence. She has flourished as a touring poet, co-creator and screenwriter for her web series Brown Girls, and educator. Her works have been featured in publications such as POETRY Magazine, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and Buzzed Reader. Fatimah also has a chapbook entitled “After”, which was released in fall of 2015. Reading her work has instilled a firm drive in me to continuously embrace and acknowledge the cultural facets


Richard Sowden of Frontier Investment Management Company Talks Happiness and Inner Peace

Richard and Paige Sowden live in Texas with their two kids, Emory and Tatum. Through their children’s adolescence, Richard’s recovery with alcoholism, and Paige’s ownership of Interior Resources (a custom rug company), this is his view on happiness, interviewed by myself at their home. After a lovely dinner of chicken covered in baked squash with grapes, toast, and salad, accompanied by a glass of bubbling Sprite, we sit down on the couch. I have my computer, pen


Interview With Fabiola Ching and Tam-anh Nguyen of Coalition Zine

Coalition Zine is a contemporary literary magazine and publication for activists created for femme creatives of color. It publishes work of submitted and original fiction, poetry, nonfiction, photography, and video interviews of artists of color. I sat down with the editor-in-chief, Fabiola Ching, and Coalition‘s videographer, Tam-anh Nguyen, to discuss this spectacular collective and project. Fabiola, Tam-anh, and Vriddhi have been abbreviated as F, T, and V respectfully in order to ensure readabiity. V: So


Frances Cannon: Leading The Body Positivity Movement One Artwork At A Time

All images featured in the article are taken directly from the artist’s Instagram: frances_cannon Art has always been used as a way to reflect a person’s own experience in the world, and this is seen in artists throughout time. In the world we live in today, art is everywhere; with social media being the main form of artists engage with, they have adapted to use this platform to share their art. Frances Cannon, an artist


Meet Nadia Murad, the Young Voice of Human Rights

On August 3rd, 2014 the quiet agricultural village of Kocho, Iraq was attacked by the Islamic State. The harmony and peace between the Yazidis communities was destroyed as a form of hate campaign towards them. Men, women and children were all taken captive and then given a choice: convert to Islam or be executed. A 19 year old girl among the captives, named Nadia Murad, saw her peace being destroyed as 6 of her 9


Meet The Dog Father and Founder of WeRateDogs: Matt Nelson

Disclaimer: 13/10 must read the h*ck out of this interview. Tell us a brief background about yourself. My name is Matt Nelson. I’m 20 years old and I am currently in school at Campbell University in North Carolina. I actually grew up in D.C. until I was 8 and then I grew up in Charleston, North Virginia until I went to college. What was your inspiration for starting We Rate Dogs? I was on Twitter

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Allow Kim J To Reintroduce Herself

Kim J — Johansson is no stranger to the internet. She began her internet fame on Tumblr and soon it followed her to Instagram and Twitter. “It’s still crazy to me when I think about the following that I have online. I forget that it’s really real.” She says, “I can’t believe that there are real people behind the numbers who find me interesting enough to follow. It’s pretty cool though that we can all connect with things we relate to.” Kim never in a million years thought she...


Nasty Gal: From $85 Million to Nothing

Goodbye, Girl Boss. Official as of November 9, 2016, Nasty Gal Ltd. officially declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy, meaning the company sought immunity from creditors and debts by the U.S. government, essentially allowing for them to more efficiently pay off their already existing borrowings. Nasty Gal was created by 22-year old Sophia Amoruso in 2006, who originally began her brand in San Francisco, selling vintage clothes on her Ebay store, “Nasty Gal Vintage.” From a popular


Meet Willie Gary: One Of The World’s Most Successful Attorneys

Nicknamed, “The Giant Killer,” Willie Gary is one of the world’s most successful attorneys. He earned the name by defeating some of the biggest, most known companies in his clients’ defense; one of the most recent and popular cases being the $23.6B lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, in which they were ordered to pay Gary’s client. Along with his law successes, Willie is also a motivational speaker and recognized by Ebony Magazine as one

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