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Kelly Breuer

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SHERRY HALE: THE BRAINS BEHIND THE BEAUTE

PHOTOS BY MARISA NICODEMUS

Sherry Hale has been an innovator from the start. Her father, and his father before him, were both businessmen and entrepreneurs. Sherry found that she had that same, innate capability that would eventually drive her to excel and succeed in the business realm herself. From the onset of adolescence, she was motivated to learn how to use a computer, so she taught herself. She also felt a magnetic pull to the beauty industry, completing her cosmetology license after high school.
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COVER STORIES, SOMETHING FOR THE SISTERS

IN HER OWN WORDS: MAISHA BEARD

PHOTOS BY CHRISTOPHER “GOODKNEWS” CARDWELL

Hey, Sis! As I peruse my mind in hopes of writing something inspirational, relatable, and worthy of your time, I have decided to share an inspiration talk that I shared at my First Annual “Mai’ Musings” Symposium. The title of this publication is “Something for the Sisters.” I conclude that the term “Sisters” is alluding to black women specifically and we as black women endure some experiences that are highly prevalent, specifically to us.Continue reading

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SANDRA DOORLEY: BEHIND THE SCENES

PHOTOS BY CHARLENE MANN PHOTOGRAPHY

Elected in 2011, Sandra Doorley is the first female District Attorney in Monroe County history. In 2015, Doorley was re-elected to her second four year term. Prior to assuming office, Doorley served the District Attorney’s Office with distinction for nearly twenty years, successfully prosecuting thousands of high profile criminal cases and compiling an impressive record of victories. Continue reading

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MEET OUR PANELISTS

OCTOBER 10 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS EVENT

On Thursday, October 10th, Rochester Woman Online had an incredible THINK PURPLE event and panle discuss for Dmestic Violence Awareness at the Rochester Wedding Barn and Events Venue in Rush.

The over 2 hour panel discussion featured DV survivors or “victors” as they called themselves, moderator and appelate parole attorney and Diva #1 for RWO, Cheryl Kates, Monroe County DA Sandra Doorley and our truly inspirational Key Note Speaker, Maisha Beard just to name a few.

I wanted to take a moment and showcase these amazing panelist in case you couldnt be there with us. It truly was a night of inspiration and strength and true “victors”!Continue reading

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SHEILA YOUNG: GRASPING SELF-LOVE

PHOTOS BY CHARLENE MANN FORD

Sheila Young is no stranger to Rochester Woman. You were first introduced to Sheila in the January 2019 edition, when she became a new writer for Something for the Sisters. You may also recognize Sheila as a plus-sized model. She has modeled for RWO in runway and print, in past editions. Sheila is also a cosmetologist. Her articles each month share with you, her experiences in modeling and as a hairdresser. Continue reading

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THE INSPIRING, COURAGEOUS JULIA YAW

PHOTOS BY NATALIE SINISGALLI

Julia Yaw is the regional director for the Northeast Kidney Foundation of Rochester and surrounding regions. She is an avid advocate for sibling rights in the foster care and adoption community, organ donation and transplant patient advocate. She enjoys public and motivational speaking, and focuses on several humanitarian efforts.Continue reading

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

MEET THE INCREDIBLE WESLEY FAMILY

PHOTOS BY MICHAEL CRISAFULLI

February 24, 2018 was a quiet, cold, winter morning. Denise lay on Tim’s chest to hear his breathing, to not miss a moment with him. She fought exhaustion through the night but eventually the lack of sleep won at she dozed off at 5:45am. Something jolted her from sleep just 45 minutes later and her Husband, Tim, was gone.Continue reading

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