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Kelly Breuer

COVER STORIES

SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE: Maja Milićević-Klugh

Who is Maja Milićević-Klugh? Well, for the February 2021 edition of Rochester Woman Online, she happens to be our latest cover woman. I had the pleasure to sit down with this beautiful, smart, and brutally honest lady to find out, who exactly is Maja Klugh.

For those of you that know her, or have watched her walk our runways, you know that there is so much more behind the flawless makeup and silky dark locks then just a pretty face. She is a truly inspiring woman who didn’t start modeling until her 30’s. She is an educated engineer. She is all about family and friends and empowering those around her.

So tell us about Maja Milićević-Klugh? Where are you from? Tell us about your family and your background.

I am from Serbia, (ex Yugoslavia), in the Mediterranean area. I grew up in a very modest household with strong family values.We were so loved that we never knew that we were poor. What is being poor? It is state of mind. It is not about possessions for me.Continue reading

She Hustles Talks

LOOKING BEHIND THE LENS: KEISHA GRISSETT

Welcome Keisha Grissett to the She Hustles Talks lady boss covergirl gang in Rochester Woman Online.

I had the pleasure of chatting with this “hustler” about her business, what makes her hustle, her photography and so much more. Here is what she had to say.

Tell our audience a little bit about who Keisha Grissett is and your where you come from.

Keisha Grissett is a wife, a mother, a sister and a daughter. I was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey but was raised in Newark. I went to West Side High School ( where I met my husband ) and graduated. I use to homeschool my kids for about the last 5 years.Continue reading

SPECIAL FEATURES

Emilee: The Story of a Girl and Her Family Hijacked by Anorexia

PHOTOS BY MICHELE ASHLEE

Your book that has been recently released on amazon and audible about your daughter Emilee describes her as “ A beautiful, young woman — a talented athlete and musician, raised in a loving home, surrounded by friends — undermined by a ruthless inner voice that claimed her body and her spirit.

Emilee: The Story of a Girl and Her Family Hijacked by Anorexia reveals the cracks in our health care system, the institutions we are taught to trust, as well as our own prejudices and misinformation about eating disorders, mental illness, and addiction.Continue reading

COVER STORIES

DANIEL BALDWIN: WHY NOT?

PHOTOS BY BRODY WHEELER

“We are all half our mom and half our dad.”

This is what actor, director, producer, single father and well as you may know, one of the famous “Baldwin Brothers”, Daniel Baldwin said when I asked him why he agreed to being on the cover of Central NY Woman Online magazine’s latest edition as the first ever man on the cover. He also said he was excited. He likes things that are not stereotypical and not the standard.Continue reading

COVER STORIES

THE GIRL WITH BIG DREAMS…RACQUI B.

PHOTOS BY CHRIS JOHNSON

In December of 2020, Rochester Woman Online had the chance to interview ROC Award Winning Host & Radio Personality for The Beat 105.5 FM, “the girl with big dreams”, Racquie B. for the cover of our January 2021 New Year New You edition.

We have had so much fun going back and forth, from promoting the 2021cover, to selecting photos from her amazing photoshoot with cover photographer Chris Johnson, to the crazy 2020 and more.

We hope you enjoy what she had to tell us, and learn a little bit about this radio “queen” and why we know all her dreams will come true!Continue reading

She Hustles Talks

JANUARY 2021 RWO SHE HUSTLES TALKS: E’TIANA LARKIN

PHOTOS BY CAMERON ASHFORD

Who is E’Tiana Larkin? Tell us a little about yourself, where you are from, and your background.
Wow thats’ a loaded question. But E’Tiana Larkin is a mother of 2- daughter E’Lasia (19) and son Na’Sean (14). I was born and raised in Rochester, NY and I now reside in the Beechwood area. My undergraduate and graduate degrees are in Business Administration and I am finishing up a second Masters in Educational Leadership and Supervision. Professionally, I am the Director of Bethany House, a homeless shelter for women and children. I am also a co-host on the radio show called the 5eight5 Report on 100.9 WXIR FM, where we interview business owners and discuss what’s going on around Rochester through constructive conversations. It’s a fun show where I get to let my hair down a little bit.Continue reading

She Hustles Talks

SHE HUSTLES TALKS: LS JONES & CO.

PHOTOS BY MICHAL LEPORE

Tell our audience a little bit about yourself. Who is La Shaun Jones and where are you from?
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY/Long Island, I go by “LS”, LS is an accomplished Event planner/producer who has built a name for herself and her company LS JONES & Co. -The Event & Talent Specialist. LS has over twenty years’ experience, and has worked in all aspect of the Fashion/Entertainment industry. LS is not only a business owner, she also the Chair/Festival Director of the Syracuse International Film Festival. She’s been on the board since 2015 bringing celebrities like Grace Jones, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Daniel Baldwin, Giancarlo Esposito and so many more. She is also the Public Relations spokesperson for the Golden World Group-Miss & Ms. Golden World Pageant.Continue reading

SPECIAL FEATURES

A MOTHER’S WORDS: “ADDISION HAS CANCER”

Hey Rochester Women! My name is Heather Zajkowski. I am a 33 year old mom (aka momcologist) of two amazing little girls and I would like to share a chapter of my life story with you.

A few months shy of a year ago was when we heard the worst news of our life. News that no parents ever thinks they will hear.
“Addison has Cancer.”

Even while living our worst nightmare amid the prime of a Global Pandemic we have so much to reflect upon and be grateful for. The “worst year ever” has brought some pretty amazing silver linings our way. Lets hit the rewind button and start from the beginning.Continue reading

COVER STORIES

ENJOY AN AFTERNOON COCKTAIL WITH AMANDA ASHLEY

PHOTOS BY JEFF GEREW

Recently Central NY Woman Online sat down with musician, mom, entrepreneur, and “Afternoon Cocktail Talk Show” host, Amanda Ashley as she talked to us about what inspires her, why music and so much more. Enjoy, because we definitely did with this talented lady!

Tell us a little bit about Amanda Ashley and your love of music:
I was born and raised in Long Island, New York and began my musical journey at the early age of 6 years old. Of all the activities I explored in my youth, music and art were my constants, were where I excelled and felt most at home.

Around the age of four my babysitter called my mother to offer her piano, as she was getting divorced and had noticed my interest in piano. From her house, to my childhood home my parents moved it and I had begged for two years for piano lessons.

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COVER STORIES

FROM SEEKER TO SUPER HERO: DR PAM DENTON

PHOTOS BY KL STORYOGRAPHY

From Seeker to Superhero

Dr. Pam Denton has dedicated her life to helping women explore, heal, prosper, strengthen, and, ultimately, find their inner superhero. Her path began to reveal itself during her senior year in college when she started getting sick constantly. Feeling terrible physically and mentally, she found it harder and harder to get out of bed. She knew something was wrong at a deep level – but what? She sought medical help and was disappointed when the doctors focused only on her symptoms without digging deeper to find the possible source of her exhaustion and illness. Finally, when she was once again at the doctor’s office being offered a prescription for antibiotics, she had a powerful flash of insight.Continue reading

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