PHOTOS BY: TELLIER STUDIOS
It’s the only way to describe Jennifer Harris.
Jennifer was born and raised in Geneva, NY and says she is “thrilled that my adult life has been here, too.”Continue reading
PHOTOS BY CHRISTOPHER CARDWELL
The weight of a linebacker, a grizzly bear, small cow, and well ME. At least it WAS me . The Alicia that I was 5 years ago is nowhere near the Alicia that sits behind this computer today, writing an article for a Woman’s Magazine being praised for an extraordinary weight loss journey.Continue reading
PHOTOS BY ARTISTIC PHOTOGRAPHY
At an early age, it is instilled we grow up, get married and live happily ever after. This is one of the most important days of our lives. Americans by far spend a massive amount of money when planning weddings.Continue reading
Why foodie to fighter?
This column is admittedly difficult for me to write. For the past two years, you’ve known me as the Platter Chatter writer, delivering occasional cover features and explorations of topics beyond the realm of food.Continue reading
BY MELISSA MATTHEWS
“Why me?” These were the words that echoed through my head while regaining consciousness at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York, slowly realizing the nightmare that nearly killed me the previous afternoon was now my reality.Continue reading
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
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