"FAILURE IS IMPOSSIBLE" - Susan B. Anthony

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Fashion Week of Rochester 2014

Fashion Week (photo c/o Fashion Week of Rochester Facebook)

Fashion Week (photo c/o Fashion Week of Rochester Facebook)

Attention Fashionistas: The wait is over…Fashion Week of Rochester is finally back! Running from Tuesday, October 14th until Sunday, October 19th, the week is comprised of runway shows and events that highlight local designers, artists and businesses as well as the history and beauty of Rochester, all while benefiting The Center For Youth. Venues around the city will be transformed to display the fashion, art, entertainment and the creativity of our community. Founders Elaine Spaull and Meghan Mundy have worked hard to create an event that appeals to all types of people. A full description of events complete with vendors can be found here on the official Fashion Week of Rochester website, and with a vast array of events over the six days and nights there is surely something for everyone. (more…)

Emma Watson Gets HeForShe Trending

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson speaking at the UN about gender inequality and the HeForShe movement

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson speaking at the UN about gender inequality and the HeForShe movement

At the UN in New York City this past Saturday, Emma Watson stepped into her new role as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and introduced the “HeForShe” campaign, a movement that aims to unite men and women in the fight for gender equality. After listening to her speech and seeing the impact it is having on men and women everywhere there is no question that Watson is the right woman for the job. (more…)

Krystal Cantu Proves Failure is Impossible

Krystal Cantu lost her arm in a car accident last summer but doesn't let that stop her from achieving her goals (photos courtesy of Krystal Cantu Facebook)

Krystal Cantu lost her arm in a car accident last summer but doesn’t let that stop her from achieving her goals (photos courtesy of Krystal Cantu Facebook)

For 25-year-old Krystal Cantu, failure was not only impossible, it was not an option. After a car accident days before her first CrossFit competition, the San Antonio native had to have her right arm amputated in order to save her life. For many people, this would be enough to knock them down and not want to get back up. Krystal not only got back up, but is now saying the accident is “the best thing that could have ever happened” to her. (more…)

Connecting The Next Dot: Denise Restauri

Left: Denise Restauri (Forbes.com); Right: Denise speaking at the UN Int'l Year of Youth Culmination Celebration in 2011 (Getty Images)

Left: Denise Restauri (Forbes.com); Right: Denise speaking at the UN International Year of Youth Culmination Celebration in 2011 (Getty Images)

In today’s digital age it seems like every move you make is captured somehow. Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, Reddit (I could go on but you get the point) are thrusting regular people into the spotlight for every day things. The 15 minutes of fame has been reduced to about 15 seconds and we are bombarded with new stars or people to admire almost every day, making it easy for the people doing truly amazing things to get lost in the shuffle. (more…)

Fall Into It

Fall inspiration

Fall inspiration

So Labor Day came and went and September has officially arrived, bringing with it all of the signs of fall the people of August dread (at least until November rolls around). We paid our respects to summer last week, and by now we’ve all exchanged the obligatory “Can you believe it’s already September?!” small talk while holding our pumpkin spice lattes. (more…)