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STRATAGEM

STRATAGEM: An Open Letter to Women

Your struggles inspire your success

Dear Women,
Let me be frank. Growing up in a broken family sucks. Growing up with constant setbacks sucks. Feeling like you were given the short end of the stick, sucks. I’m sure a lot of you can relate. Whether you come from a broken family or just a broken past, this piece is for you.Continue reading

QUEEN OF ARTS

MELISSA SANLEY: IT’S MY TIME.

Effort, will power, principles, elegance and values are all fundamental for me; I firmly believe that being an example to others through my actions is the best way to be honest with myself, with the public, and with music. This makes me present myself exactly as I am, on stage as well as in my life in general; in the end, everyone appreciates you being real.Continue reading

20 SOMETHING

20 SOMETHING: STREET FASHION

BY AMANDA FRANNIE

Notoriously difficult to define, even by those who wear is, street fashion since the 80’s has been an emerging and upcoming trend amongst youth culture, influencers, creatives, and artists. This grassroots fashion movement is inspired from what is happening on the streets and constantly evolving.Continue reading

HER EDGE

From The Kinks in Her Curls…

PHOTOS BY ROCK BEACH PHOTOGRAPHY

From the time D. Marie’s daughter J. Marie was three “From the Kinks in Her Curls to the Beat in Her Step” was a conversation the mother and daughter had repetitively. It stemmed from J. Marie questioning her own dark complexion comparing it to other people she admired. D. Marie immediately began to teach her daughter to love herself and accept her appearance as God created her.Continue reading

ON THE WAY UP

The Pursuit of The Crown: AMANDA TORCHIA

What began as a one-time thing, turned into a permanent quest in the life of this amazingly beautiful and talented young lady. Amanda reflects on the day she and her Mom saw an ad in the local paper about entering a beauty pageant, “It looked like it would be fun”. 12 years later, Amanda knows on this day, her life was changed. Pageantry became a way of life.Continue reading

LOCAL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Staying True To Their Mission…ROC DANCE

Roc Dance is a new dance studio in Webster, and offers classes to dancers of all ages and abilities. The owners, dance college graduates Charlotte & Krista believe passionately that the skills learned at their dance studio go far beyond simply learning dance steps! Charlotte originally from the UK, and Krista a native to Rochester have both traveled the world performing. Brought together over a common love for all things dance and performing arts they are not only business partners but best friends.Continue reading

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