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She Hustles Talks

SHE HUSTLES TALKS: FERNANDA RITZDORF WINKLER

MY JOURNEY AS A CEO SINCE 2013 AND BUSINESS OWNER IN 2 COUNTRIES, I BELIEVE IN HARD WORK.

I decided on a career plan when I was 13 years old. “I am going to be a famous fashion designer”.

When I was 14 I lost my brother in a car accident. He was 25 years old and he was my hero. I couldn’t process his absence in my life and the hole he left in my family. My sister, my mom and dad were completely hopeless. I started painting. I painted him.Continue reading

WOMEN WHO INSPIRE

HOMELESSNESS IN ROCHESTER

BY MARY LUPIEN

Last Sunday Governor Andrew Cuomo issued the New York State On Pause order, shutting down all non-essential businesses and instituting Social Distancing. Pause stands for Policies that Assure the Uniform Safety of Everyone. Everyone, used in this context, must by necessity mean everyone. It cannot be taken to mean, everyone we find relevant. The most vulnerable among us, the homeless, have not been addressed adequately in this declaration. These measures are critical to the survival of the citizens of our state and we cannot pretend that the homeless are not a part of our state, and potential victims of the current pandemic.Continue reading

She Hustles Talks

VEGA FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC

BY Dr. Yasellyn Diaz-Vega

Dr. Yasellyn Diaz-Vega is a partner owner and chiropractor at Rochester Chiropractic Clinic also known as Vega Family Chiropractic.

Dr. Diaz-Vega was born and raised in Puerto Rico and did her undergraduate studies in the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. She later decided to continue graduate school and advanced her education at the New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls. Since 2001, she has lived in this area and loved the farm lands such as the ones she was raised in Puerto Rico.Continue reading

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HOPE IN ART STUDIO

Art is Nourishing for the Soul

My name is Lesley Shakespeare-Brogan and I own Hope In Art Studio, located at 144 Mill St, Canandaigua NY. Whether you are a beginner or intermediate you will find something here to get excited about. Art has the ability to lift our spirits.Continue reading

NEW IN ROC

NEW IN THE ROC: ROC CITY CIRCUS

PHOTOS BY CHARLENE MANN PHOTOGRAPHY

Ladies & Gentleman! Boys, Girls, and Non-Binary Pals! The moment you’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. It’s time to join the circus!

With options for either aerial or ground classes at ROC City Circus in Rochester, NY, exercising has never been this fun! Everyone is welcome, and no prior experience is necessary. Regardless of your age, physical abilities, or experience, we have a class for you! And just what kind of classes will you find at Roc City Circus, you ask?Continue reading

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

WHY YOUR HELP IS SO IMPORTANT

The Challenge & The Opportunity – Why Your Help Is So Important
Across the U.S. each year, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter an animal shelter. The majority of these animals are strays, rescues and surrenders.

Unchecked stray populations tend to grow in areas without affordable spay/neuter services.Continue reading

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

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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