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COVER STORIES, IN HER OWN WORDS, REGULARS

Rebuilding Myself- One Heartbreak and One Better Choice At A Time

I lost another friend to cancer today. 39 years young. As I reflect on her life, remembering how she loved life, not only the good times, but how she never met a challenge she didn’t take on with her larger than life smile and her gracious and caring heart, I can’t help but feel guilt and sadness. I am a survivor. Survivors know what I am talking about. Happy to be alive – feeling a sense of guilt because another friend has taken their last breath while you sit looking at your email and Instagram feed.

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REGULARS, TIPS FOR WOMEN

NOW It’s Time To Think of YOU!

Perhaps this is nothing you haven’t read about before, yet perhaps it is something you need to be reminded of, especially this time of year.  As women, wives, mothers, and grandmothers, we are generally the caregivers.  We think of and take care of everyone else during the holidays making sure the perfect gift is found, the house is decorated to bring joy to the season and the perfect parties and meals are prepared.  And then there’s the clean-up afterwards.  I hope that you’ve had help and your efforts have been appreciated.

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REGULARS, YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR

CEO at 15: Aarya Patel

I’m Aarya Patel. I’m 15 years old and am the CEO of my company 4Ever Dry. 4 EverDry manufacturers and sells 100% waterproof socks targeted towards anyone that doesn’t like wet feet. They are waterproof, breathable, moisture wicking, and machine washable. They are perfect for athletes, runners, hikers, campers, rowers, ski and snowboarders, anyone with a job or hobby that requires them to be outside in inclement weather, etc.

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ON THE WAY UP, REGULARS

Beyond Her Sexuality: A Woman of Substance; ROYELLE

As an- up-and-coming, female artist, Royelle recognizes the struggle she faces entering the rap industry. Traditionally, female artists who succeed are over-sexualized and or rise-to-the-top, riding along-side a male counterpart, serving solely as their side-chick and or lover. Women artists become, known most for their body parts before their raw talent as rappers. The reoccurring story line of every music video is boobs before brains. Women dropping it like its hot, twerking derrieres, bouncing up-and-down and again, all for the pleasure of the male counterpart. Where does that leave a talented lesbian female artist?

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A WOMEN'S PERSPECTIVE, REGULARS

Education To Make Lasting Changes For Life

Happy New Year and a warm welcome to the year 2017!  Speaking of warm, as this issue of the magazine is released, I will most likely be teaching at a School for the Deaf in Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic.  

This trip follows my recent visit to Haiti as I worked with the deaf population in that country back in November.  Within two months, I will have experienced and immersed myself in the Island of Hispaniola’s need for further exploration of Deaf Education along with their desperate need for the education of Sign Language Interpreters.  These experiences have led me to see the dire need for education to make lasting changes for life.

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ALL ABOUT M.E., REGULARS

Did The Holidays Steal Your Happy Hoo-Haa?

I’ve spent a career working with women in the salon industry. My goal has been to make women feel sexier and more confident. Since I truly believe that happiness comes from within, I have always encouraged my clients to make themselves a priority. I’ve also reminded countless women to focus more on their relationships instead of all the extra crap that inundates their lives.  During this past holiday, however, I think many people forgot the true meaning of Christmas.

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REGULARS, WOMEN WHO INSPIRE

Women Who Inspire: Patricia Nadiak

As a young woman, Patricia Nadiak, worked in her family’s dry cleaning business and helped provide for her family.  She enjoyed the work, but it wasn’t her true passion in life.  She was also a young woman who struggled with darker facial hair because of her genetic background. She was always embarrassed because of this.  She got a blessing in disguise when she went to her primary care for acne.  Her primary care told her it wasn’t acne, but ingrown hairs.  He told her to see Patty Entwhistle.

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LAW AND HIP HOP, REGULARS

Cruel and Unusual: The Plight of Seeking Medical Parole or Medical Care While in New York State Prison

Prisons in New York state are far from a five-star resort. When entering the darkened world of the belly of the beast, not only is an inmate stripped of their identity where they become a number but basic human rights often are shed by the wayside. Imagine not having the ability to have a warm shower at times, decent food, fresh fruits and vegetables, the right to not be falsely accused of disciplinary infractions, the right to adequate shelter and the right to medical care. Most recently, according to research done by the reporters at the NY Times in December 2016 ,  Continue reading

ALL ABOUT THE H..., COVER STORIES, REGULARS

Meeting Life’s Challenge’s as Growth Opportunities

Life is full of challenges. Some don’t require much effort while others seem like ominous, impossible circumstances that linger quite some time, until we figure them out… if we figure them out.

My biggest challenge in life has been growing up as a transgender woman in a world that doesn’t understand what “transgender” means. It’s been a series of challenges really, all stemming from being transgender (or perceived “different”) in today’s cultural and social climate.

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The Diva’s Report: The Strathallan Spa
The Diva’s Report: The Strathallan Spa
The Diva’s Report: The Strathallan Spa
The Diva’s Report: The Strathallan Spa
The Diva’s Report: The Strathallan Spa
The Diva’s Report: The Strathallan Spa
The Diva’s Report: The Strathallan Spa
The Diva’s Report: The Strathallan Spa
The Diva’s Report: The Strathallan Spa
The Diva’s Report: The Strathallan Spa
The Diva’s Report: The Strathallan Spa
The Diva’s Report: The Strathallan Spa
COVER STORIES, REGULARS, THE DIVA'S REPORT

The Diva’s Report: The Strathallan Spa

Rochester Woman Online would like to to introduce you to the “Divas”.  We all have heard about them, or we all know them and now we are excited to be able to share the adventures of Kelly Breuer and Cheryl Kates-Benman; known as the Diva’s with you each month.  They will be taking us through a different experience at local spas, resorts, entertainment venues and even local destinations giving you their “diva’s report”.   We may even introduce a few other Divas as we go.

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