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BUILDING LIFE AFTER VIOLENCE: EMILY MARIE PANGBURN

PHOTOS BY: CHARLENE MANN FORD

What became Emily’s story s not something anyone would like to experience in their lifetime. Emily is a 25-year-old, mother and entrepreneur who lives in Rochester, NY. She is a beautiful woman, who is a make-up artist (Make-Up Artistry and Beauty by Emily Marie). On September 15, 2018, her otherwise normal life became a movie we watch and hope never happens to us. Her life changed forever that day. Continue reading

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YOLANDA SMILEZ THROUGH IT ALL

PHOTOS BY CHRISTOPHER “GOODKNEWS” CARDWELL

Rochester Woman Online introduced you to new writer, Yolanda Smilez in January with the Launch of “Something for the Sistas”. Yolanda hopes through reading her column, you too, can find your smile as she has after facing so many trials and tribulations in life. Yolanda is a local comedian, the co-founder of Ms. Kurvie Pageant system, CEO of the Roc Awards, CEO of Smilez Entertainment and an up-and-coming author.Continue reading

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IMPRESSIVE, INTELLIGENT, SUCCESSFUL…JESSICA LEWIS

PHOTOS BY JOE MARINO

Rochester Woman Online is proud to welcome new writer Jessica Lewis not only to our team, but also to our cover this month.

Impressive, intelligent, successful these are just a few words that come to mind when describing Jessica Lewis. Her public relations firm, LaLew Public Relations is one of the fastest growing public relations firms in Rochester. Continue reading

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BECAUSE SHE SAYS SO…DR DEANNA KIMBREL

PHOTOS BY CHRISTOPHER CARDWELL

Our beautiful cover feature this month in Something 4 the Sistas, Dr. Deanna Kimbrel is MUCH more than just a pretty face… She is the heart, soul, and brains behind the local boutique we have come to know and love – She Says So. This lovely boutique specializes in high quality attire and accessories for women of all shapes and sizes.Continue reading

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IS YOUR HOO-HA HAPPY?

PHOTOS BY DEVIN MACK

Local female entrepreneur, Mary Elizabeth Nesser is the brains behind the latest example of social media marketing Gone Wild!!!

You may have caught her video that has gone viral all over social media promoting her salon Wax It All. It currently has over 6 million views showcasing her claim to fame of doing the 10 minute Brazilian at the “Home of the Happy Hoo-Ha”.Continue reading

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HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS: ASHLEY MICHAELSEN

PHOTOS BY DREW DAILEY IMAGES

Ashley Michaelsen is originally from the Rochester, Ny area growing up in Pultneyville bordering Lake Ontario. She finds herself now as the owner of AMPR in Hollywood, California where she developed a unique PR boutique agency specializing in marketing and social media strategies. Ashley Michaelsen is originally from the Rochester, NY area growing up in Pultneyville bordering Lake Ontario. Continue reading

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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

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