Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Chris Avery Bennet




 Hello, most of you may know me as just the name signing after each post. Its time I shared with you all who I am and what my life is like. My name is Chris Avery Bennet and I am 20 years old living in Sandy Hook, CT going on my 18th year living here. I was born in a beautiful city just at the end of Conneticut called Stamford. Growing up was not easy on me but then again it could have been much worse! At birth I was born with a condition called a clubbed foot except I was born with two of them, as treatment I had casting on my legs so they would grow into place correctly...I still sometimes have trouble but nothing severe. In elementary school I was never the popular one and was often made fun of I was generally considered overweight and "nerdy". By the time I reached 4th grade my mother Michelle, was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer, a constant fear of mine for the next few years was that I would have to grow up without a mother until she made a full recovery and went into remission.

   By the time I reached High School at Newtown High School my troubles increased. As I was finally coming to terms that I was different and that I was Gay, the Vice Principal of Newtown High School at the time Scott Clayton made my life a nightmare, harassing me and I distinctly remember him telling me "You wont get anywhere with this blogging" the one thing I would like to say to him now is, "Look at me now! Never put any child down and NEVER discriminate due to sexual orientation!" I also did not go to Senior prom after being told I would have to sign a paper stating that I am gay and intend on bringing a man to prom. During this time I went onto Myspace and began my Make A Difference Blog trying to inspire, motivate and most of all make a difference with the guidance of the beautiful Jackie Beat who became somewhat of a mentor to me at that time and eventually I transferred to Blogger. Just as I was beginning my blogging career I was diagnosed with Chronic Lymes Disease which is aggressive, dangerous. There are few people who know how severe Lymes really is, for more information on Lymes there is a video documentary by the name of "Under our Skin." In my recovery I decided it was time to come out of the closet and announce that I was gay, to my surprise....nobody was surprised. In the year following my coming out a close friend of mine Danielle, who had motivated me and helped me become comfortable in my own skin, had tragically passed away at the age of 17 years old in spring 2010. I kept a stiff upper lip and moved on not in mourning of her but in honor of her. To this day I am close with her beautiful family whom I see as my own, not replacing my family but joining it.


   During the summer of 2010 I chose to start doing interviews and reviews of positive, creative and talented artists such as, Plastic Martyr, Austin Young, Austin Head, Rob Dinero and Gregori Lukas. These people are among some of the most talented and inspirational people I have ever met in my life, and I am personally honored to have shared my passion, time, emotions and work with them. As time went on my blog got more and more attention, people were even starting to draw me! Everything was going perfect and smooth, then tragedy struck again. My best friend Chris was hit by a car and was instantly killed and, two weeks later was the Sandy Hook Crisis just five minutes away from where I live....I spent over a month sitting in my room staring at the wall, lost not knowing what to do with myself and then Gregori Lukas really stepped in. He as a good and loyal friend helped me out of the hole I was in re motivating me to continue my work as he continued his as a singer. I worked with him doing a press release for his debut single "Stay" which I tend to listen to on repeat quite often. Eventually I took the position as his publicist and began going into New York City working with him on spreading his music. If it wasn't on the street handing out cards, it was in buildings or at Mercedes Benz Fashion week (where most of these pictures are from).

  So through all of my struggles and all of my hardship I have always seemed to pull through and this blog is result of my strength and my passion that I share with the world. My promise is that any artist featured on my blog is a positive and inspirational artist and nothing less! I put up these posts in hope that all, if not some of you, become inspired by what I do and how I have gotten to where I am. Understand you can do anything you want to do as long as you believe in yourself and always have hope, love and passion in everything you do. Just be sure you are making a positive influence in this world. My name is Chris Avery Bennet and I don't just Make A Difference, I AM The Difference!
-Chris Avery Bennet

















Sunday, September 1, 2013

New Gay Social App!

The Mench'd App has finally arrived! Justin Maxx, Creator and Founder, has developed the newest form of matchmaking exclusively for gay men looking for love. Mench'd offers men the opportunity to find like minded men the chance at long term relationships, opposed to other "dating apps" simply connecting for "encounters." 

Justin Maxx created Mench’d in his senior year at LIM College while majoring in marketing. At age 11, Maxx entered his career in technology, quickly growing to be a Youtube sensation. Coming out just a year later at age 12, Maxx has always been comfortable in his own skin, showing everyone around him, being gay doesn’t make you any less normal. Mench’d is the answer to frustration with straight dating apps not getting it right. Maxx set out to make the perfect app for real men to find real love.



Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Rob Dinero






Rob Dinero is not only a personal friend to me, Chris Avery Bennet but he has been a wonderful support to Make A Difference for years! Rob is a young and very talented musician who is currently working his way up to the top of anyone's expectations, and to top that some of his music is on the top 20 of the Make A Difference playlist.... coming out soon! Read further for an exclusive interview with Rob Dinero!

Question 1: Where do you draw your  inspiration from?

          Answer: I draw inspiration from my life,my experiences and what I've gone through
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Question 2: So far, what is the highlight of your career?

         Answer: My highlight was meeting Jadakiss and Styles P. Also being able to preform for them.

Question 3: Where do you see yourself in five years?

         Answer: To make money off of music more than I am now and then making it into my career.

Question 4: What is your goal for the next five to ten years?

        Answer: My goal is to become a nationally renowned musical artist and put CT on the map!

Question 5: Is there any advice you would give to anyone aspiring to become a rapper?

      Answer: Work ethic is 99% of the battle, luck is the rest and keep it real.

Question 6: What is your favorite part about being on stage, and recording?

      Answer:
Stage: Watching the crowd react and seeing both the familiar and unfamiliar faces and getting feedback

                Recording: The finished product and being able to work with individuals that have the same goals and aspirations as I do and then the cig and ride home after recording a song.

Question 7: If you were to compare yourself to any artist who would it be and why?

         Answer: None because I'm not like anyone else and I don't plan to be.

Question 8: How would you describe yourself as an artist?

        Answer: Determined, hard working, and Relentless


Question 9: What is your definition of success?

       Answer: Being able to support your lifestyle doing what you love to do and living not surviving.

Question 10: How have you gotten where you are today?

       Answer: Support from friends and family and knowing the right people.


For more information on Rob Dinero:
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RobDineroCT
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dineroemp?fref=ts
Twitter: @dineroemp

-Chris Avery Bennet