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COVER STORIES

THE GIVE BACK: ROLAND WILLIAMS

Roland Williams made it out of Rochester and went all the way to the Super Bowl. He didn’t forget about his hometown. While growing up in the 19th ward, he experienced first-hand the negative residuals of poverty, single-parent homes, trauma and incarceration and saw how these factors destroyed the lives of too many people. As a proud Rochestarian, Roland wanted to make an impact. He himself was a product of the Rochester City School District. So, he came back and started the Champion Academy.Continue reading

COVER STORIES

JENNA SIMONETTI: AN ANGEL AMONG US

PHOTOS BY JAKE LEVIN (CAPTIVATE MEDIA)

Sometimes, you just can’t judge a book by the cover. On the outside, Jenna is beautiful, sweet and looks like she has it all, but her story is much more than that. She is amazing! Her struggle was a real one. She shares her story with Rochester Woman to be an inspiration to others.Continue reading

FASHION

Meet Ashley Michaelsen

Born into the modeling and acting world, Ashley has served over 25 years of experience both in front of the camera and behind.Highlights include TV shows “How I Met Your Mother,” “What Would You Do?,” and feature films “ The Dog Lover” starring Lea Thompson, “Pray For Rain.” starring Jane Seymour.Continue reading

WOMEN WHO INSPIRE

Nikki Greene – WARRIOR WOMAN

Nikki Greene is a Buffalo Native who moved to Rochester with the intention of becoming an Electrical Engineer, and here she is now…about 30 years later as a mother, model, and actress. All three of these things she was told would be impossible for her, yet HERE SHE IS proving that anything is possible when you work for it!Continue reading

HER EDGE, REGULARS

Its Prime-Time Baby!

PHOTOS BY STUDIO 147 PHOTOGRAPHY

Colleen Lefave, is a trend-setter! She is bringing an awesome new concept to the Rochester-area- salon scene! Prime Salons and Spa Suites recently opened in the Cornhill area. This is a new cooperative business where salon owners and other entrepreneurs can be a part of a bigger concept.Continue reading

HER EDGE, REGULARS

HALF SUPERMODEL/HALF SUPERHERO

PHOTOS BY ROB DANIELS PHOTOGRAPHY

Ewa Hlebowicz is a Career Firefighter/Paramedic at the Barnard Fire District in Rochester, NY. She has been in the public safety profession for over 15 years and has her Bachelors in Public Safety Administration, AS in Fire Protection Technology, Paramedicine and Business Administration. Ewa was one of the first female firefighters in Monroe County and the first female hired by the Barnard Fire District in 2008.Continue reading

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