PATTI SAMAR: Feeling Comfortable in Your Own Skin

By Patti Samar Editor/Publisher I feel like such a fraud. As editor and publisher of a women’s magazine, I try to encourage women to just be themselves. Ignore media hype. No body shaming allowed! Just be yourself and it is, indeed, enough. All of that is absolutely true. It is. But I didn’t believe it … More PATTI SAMAR: Feeling Comfortable in Your Own Skin

SYLVIE HURTUBISE: Lighting Up the World

By Patti Samar Sylvie Hurtubise felt deeply for a friend when her friend’s home burned down in 2018. So when Hurtubise, 17, decided to join the construction trades electrical program at the St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) TEC center, she understood that electrical work was more than just an occupation and a … More SYLVIE HURTUBISE: Lighting Up the World

PATTI SAMAR: Blue Water Area Should Resolve to Create Gender/Cultural Balance in 2019

By Patti Samar Editor/Publisher Blue Water Woman The post-vacation pile of mail was teetering on top of my desk. A large percentage of the snail mail received during my November vacation was from nonprofit organizations. Their envelopes were filled with their annual fundraising “ask.” I opened them all, quickly scanning the letters, reading about the … More PATTI SAMAR: Blue Water Area Should Resolve to Create Gender/Cultural Balance in 2019