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FEATURES 18 Woman to Watch Julie Gaver 26

Hip & Historic Women

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The Year of the Woman

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Fashion Vintage Fashions

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32 DEPARTMENTS 8 Business Spotlight Natural Fusion Hair Studio

45 Beauty Throwback Beauty

12 Business Spotlight Everyday Dog Magazine

46 Travel Battlefield Landscapes

15 Girl’s Guide to Running for Elected Office

51 Career Getting Your Side Hustle On

22 Inspire/Empower Pattee Brown

56 Health Self Breast Exam How-To

42 Hair The Right Hair for You

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38 C O V E R : "Nevertheless, she persisted." Pattee Brown embodies the concept of transformation, as she has recently transformed herself both inside and out. See the full inspirational story on page 22. Cover Photo by Leigh Anne Brader Photography. O O P S ! We apologize for two errors in our Summer 2018 Inspire/Empower story—Shelly Tribett's name was misspelled and we inadvertently used the word prison as a synonym for jail. Brittany Tribett has never been to prison.


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2018 was dubbed “The Year of The Woman.” Despite a rather turbulent year in American history and politics, there is an upside—women (and men!) are rising up, coming together and supporting each other. Regardless of which side of the political spectrum you reside, let's celebrate that women have made big statements over the past year. We can’t wait to see what next year brings! When I think about the current women’s movement, I can't help but also think about how far we’ve come. This issue of Sass we're focusing on “Timeless Women.” We're exploring where women are today and where we hope to be in the future, while also looking back at our past to see how far we've come. We're taking a look at women—like Claire McCardell and Margaret Hood—who created their own paths through history. We've spotlighted two amazing women who have transformed themselves and their careers in order to follow their passions later in life. We've also explored local travel expeditions to regional battlefields and historical sites. Plus, we're doing a fun throwback to vintage fashions and beauty products that you'll be sure to love! As elections near this Fall, we hope to see more women become involved in politics, either on a local or national scale. Get out there and vote ladies; your voice is important! If you are interested in becoming more versed in politics, be sure to read our Girls Guide to Running for Elected Office on page 15 or our feature story on page 32 highlighting three women paving their own political pathways while opening doors for the female politicians of tomorrow. As we work hard to bring you smart and interesting articles in our quarterly printed issues, we've also been busy creating new and exciting ways to expand Sass and our community of kick-ass women! Take note throughout the pages of this issue for some fun events coming up, including our October Roundtable for Boss Babes (pg 7) and our winter Girls Night Out (pg 25) celebration! We've also got new merch items available at SassMagazine.com/shop—from custom totes to shirts to inspirational posters! And, of course, you can always find a ton of additional articles on SassMagazine.com. Look for the web exclusive icons throughout these pages for continued and/or new stories online—not to mention hundreds of other thought-provoking and sassy stories including style and beauty tips, business and career advice, health and wellness plans and so much more. Have you visited SassMagazine.com lately? Girl, get on it! Lastly, Sass would absolutely NOT be possible without the support of our advertisers and sponsors. The businesses advertised throughout this issue support Sass and we, in turn, ask that you support them. Be sure to note some of our highlighted advertisers on pages 10, 37, 54 and 59! Thank you so much for picking up this issue (our lucky issue #13!). We continue to be humbled and overwhelmed by the support the community has shown our home-grown magazine, and we hope to continue to be a voice for women in our region. For real women, about real women, by real women. Rock on, ladies!

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Earl Pindar and Kelly Chapin, co-owners of Natural Fusion, may seem like an unlikely duo for business partners. When they met, Kelly (a graduate from Hood College) was studying marine biology in California and Earl was working as a master hair stylist. The two hit it off, and later married. An idea struck them on an epic road trip across the country—with Earl’s cosmetology experience and Kelly’s interest in protecting the environment, the idea for Natural Fusion Hair Studio was born!

How did you decide on your business name? I think it took us four months to determine a name! We had sheets and sheets of possibilities. (But, somehow “Earl’s Hack Shack” didn’t seem right!) This business is a melding of

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our passions (hair and environmental stewardship), and the name Natural Fusion just seemed to fit. We call ourselves a studio because we focus solely on hair. We do hair, and we do it right!

What makes your business stand out? We are unique in our vibe and our environmental practices. We are located in downtown Frederick in an 1890’s house. When you enter, it’s as if you’re walking into a home. We want our clients to feel comfortable—we are casual and friendly, while taking our work seriously. An added bonus is that our studio doesn’t smell like a hair salon. We don’t use harsh chemicals or ammoniated hair color, which can be toxic to your lungs.

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Natural Fusion Hair Studio is not your typical salon. It has been an environmentally friendly studio from day one—not only in the products they carry, but also in their day to day practices and company culture. They consistently work to provide superior service while embracing green practices. As a certified Green Circle Salon, Natural Fusion’s goal is to make their clients look great on the outside with fabulous styles and treatments, while feeling great on the inside, knowing they’ve played a role in protecting the environment.


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What is it like to work for you? When we started our business, it wasn’t just for us. It was also to provide a safe and secure place for our employees. There is nothing better than doing what you love and being able to do it in a place you love. We communicate daily with our employees so they are aware of our current business goals and expectations. We have a collaborative spirit—some of our best ideas come from our team.

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day to day practices and company culture. Another way we stand out from the crowd is with our unique business structure. We recently made a culture shift that allows us to provide even better customer service and improves the working environment for our team. Team-base service is dramatically different from the typical salon and spa business model. We are no longer a commission-based salon, where our stylists can only earn more money if they physically work more. Instead, we all work together. For clients, that means we have more options for appointments. For our team, it means that they don’t have to go it alone. When the schedule is tight, the team is there to help. Everyone is paid for every hour they work, so they can better plan their personal lives. As a team, we work together to reach goals to make the company succeed. We have a clear path for employee growth—both personally and professionally.

How did you get the background and skills necessary to run this type of business? Earl is the master stylist—he has been doing hair for over 20 years! But, being a stylist and running a business require different skill sets. So, just like many entrepreneurs, we’ve been learning as we go. We also rely on help and insights from our community. There are so many helpful resources and people—we can always find someone up for brainstorming or to help guide us with business practices. We have the entrepreneur spirit, but every year we get smarter about how to run a business. Working with our business consultant, Strategies, has been the best investment we have made.

Our clients come from all walks of life, but most of them are professional adults with families. We serve everyone from teachers to farmers to executives and small business owners. Many of our clients have been with us for many years and we have seen them through their personal milestones (new jobs, marriages, children, empty nesting). For example, we are proud to give many of our clients’ children their first haircut!

What is the best part about what you do? The most challenging? The best part of our business is making people smile! Our team is dedicated to providing excellent hair services, but they are also “daymakers” (a term I borrow from David Wagner’s book “Life as a Daymaker”). They are talented in helping you look your best and building confidence. Many of our clients view our stylists as trusted friends. Our biggest challenge is continuing to work towards our number one goal: making sure our business is sustainable, both financially and environmentally. We are continually working to improve our services, but more importantly we are working towards a solid culture that is well defined to support all our team members.

Is there anything else you’d like our readers to know about your business? We work with the product line Kevin Murphy because their products use mostly natural ingredients and their color is ammonia-free. Both Natural Fusion Hair Studio and Kevin Murphy are members of Green Circle Salons, a program that allows us to recycle up to 95% of our salon waste by taking items that our local recycling program can’t handle.

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EVERYDAY DOG Did you know Sass Magazine has a new sister publication? Make no bones about it! Everyday Dog Magazine (EDD), formerly The Virginia-Maryland-Washington DC Dog, is a national, lifestyle-based website and social media platform for dog owners, pet lovers, and pet professionals. EDD offers smart, informative and fun articles on a wide range of topics including training, travel, wellness, behavior, DIY, lifestyle, legal and so much more! Think of it as Sass Magazine, but for Dog Lovers!

How did you decide on your business name? It took hours of brainstorming to come up with our name! We had a specific end goal: we wanted the name to fit all dog owners in all areas of the country—not just ones in a certain region, or people of a certain age group. Everyday Dog Magazine was the perfect fit!

What’s something people might not know about your business? Our parent company, Sass Studios (the producers of Sass Magazine), is a creative and branding services firm that is passionate about working with women entrepreneurs, small businesses, and pet-related industries. We love publishing Sass Magazine so much that we decided we’d try a second publication as well!

How did you get the background and skills necessary to run this type of business? Before purchasing the company, we already had several years of print publication and website ownership under our belt. It also doesn’t hurt that we’re passionate about our main subject: dogs! Every member of our team is a dog mom or aunt, and our office is often filled with the sound of snoring pups. “The opportunity to purchase the company was unexpected, but I knew it was a good business decision for Sass

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Studios. After working on the publication with the former owner for several years, I knew how well it ties into our love of working with pet enthusiasts and publishing magazines. It was a perfect fit,” says Kim Dow, owner of Sass Studios.

What is it like to work for you? Our in-office team (which includes two rescued pitbulls, Kai and Bruce) keeps the website up and running and provides all graphic and web design work. The rest of our team is made up of freelance writers! We love our writers, and enjoy promoting their work. We want to give our writers plenty of opportunities to contribute, so we often reach out to them with article ideas.

Can you describe your readers? Our readers are of all ages, but they all have one thing in common—they love dogs! Whether they’re a hopeful dog parent, a current dog owner, an animal rescue worker, or a petpreneur, they all come to our website looking for fun and informative resources to help them in their current season. Have you ever thought about your dog’s safety while you’re driving? Did you know there are some human foods that are actually good for your dog to eat? Are you a petpreneur in need of marketing tips? Yeah, we cover all of these topics and so much more!


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What matters most to you in your business? Our motto is “For Dog Lovers, By Dog Lovers”. So, our greatest goal is that we provide a service to our readers. We want you to come on our website to learn something new while enjoying what you read! We aim to post creative content that is relevant to all dog owners.

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Where do you see your business in the next year? In the next five years? In the next year we hope to host a fun event or two for local dog lovers. (We love beer, so a Yappy Hour seems fitting!) We’d also like to get involved with local shelters. Beyond that, we plan to create a master events calendar for dog events happening all over America.

What do you love about working in the pet industry? Pet people are super fun! We’ve been thrilled to see how supportive petpreneurs and pet businesses are of one another. We’re making new friends every week—both of the human and animal variety! (Side note: we also LOVE looking at and sharing photos and videos of adorable dogs on our Facebook and Instagram accounts! Seriously, how is it possible that it is now a part of our job requirements to watch puppy videos! Best. Job. Ever.)

When you're not running your business, what are you doing? Uh, hanging out with our dogs, of course! Oh, and also running Sass Studios and Sass Magazine—we’re busy ladies, but we love what we do!

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Even though women are earning 60 percent of the higher education degrees, they are still less likely than men to run for elected office. Elected female officials make up less than 20 percent of congressional representatives and 25 percent of our state legislative representatives. Only six women currently serve as governors and only 39 women have ever served as governors.

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GIRL'S GUIDE Luckily, there is a promising push to close the political ambition gap between men and women. Across the U.S., new organizations are emerging and encouraging young women to run for office. Our local example is called Training Ms. President, a workshop organized by faculty at Mount St. Mary’s, Goucher, Hood, and Washington Colleges. Workshop panels include local politicians, political strategists and campaign managers, political journalists, and state representatives. Here is a “how to run for elected office” guide based on advice from these wonderful and talented mentors.

Many of the politicos and politicians emphasized the importance of being polite, listening to other people’s points of view, and responding to people.

Get Involved First and foremost, get involved! So many women say they might run for office someday, but young women who see their pathway as a journey towards elected office are more likely to run for office, so don’t wait. Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner emphasized that her participation in local meetings prepared her for serving in local office. Karen Lewis Young, Maryland State Delegate for Frederick City (District 3A), suggests that you should first choose a function in the campaign that you prefer and volunteer for that role. Either way, get started now!

Get Informed Getting involved helps you get informed. You should also study structures and processes, follow political issues, and consume current political discussions from diverse sources. Obtaining information and knowledge in these areas will not only make you a better candidate and a better politician, but it will increase your ability to get involved; you will know more about the opportunities available to you.

Organize Attend or organize your own political party meetings. Local party chapters are often looking for leaders who want to organize events that will help them recruit volunteers and supporters.

Be Socially Savvy One of the most well known and yet still helpful pieces of advice for someone interested in running for office is to be socially savvy. Think about how you are coming across to others in person or on the Internet. It’s never too late to be conscious and careful about what you post on social media platforms.

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Networking Go to events. Introduce yourself. Ask questions. And follow up with people! Networking is the pathway to all sorts of opportunities. It is one of the single most important parts of any career path. Get yourself out there.

Internships & Mentorship Lewis Young said she has never been contacted by a women who was interested in volunteering for her—she always receives these requests from men. Be ambitious. Send emails to local, state, or federal representatives. Ask about volunteer opportunities or internships.

Be Nice Many of the politicos and politicians emphasized the importance of being polite, listening to other people’s points of view, and responding to people. As Gardner emphasized to us, “Friends will come and go, but enemies will accumulate. So be nice.”

Amanda L. Beal Ph.D Dr. Amanda Beal is the Director of the Philosophy, Politics, & Economics Program (PPE); Chair of the Political Science Department; and an Associate Professor at Mount St. Mary’s University. She co-directs the Training Ms. President workshop. Her research and teaching interests include comparative and international politics in the Americas.


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I love Jesus, but I cuss a little. Speaker, trainer, and author Julie Gaver couldn’t help but to crack up at this quote. True on both counts, she says, “It’s one of the sassiest lines I’ve heard in awhile.” A self-proclaimed restless spirit, Julie is full of zest and has operated a corporate training and consulting practice for more than 20 years. Each day, Julie works hard to help individuals, teams, and businesses uncover ways to better connect with others and discover their brilliance. Julie is also an advocate and entrepreneur. Proving she follows her own advice, Julie found and built a passion of her own, the non-profit Soles of Love, Inc. Over the past nine years, Julie’s dedication has turned her once simple side hustle into a full-fledged grassroots effort to collect and distribute new shoes for local children. Soles of Love, Inc. has donated over 4,500 pairs of new shoes to children throughout Frederick and Washington counties.

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WOMAN TO WATCH In coordination, Julie’s niche market for women is called “Must Love Shoes,” named after her book series with the same title. A nod to women empowerment and the transformative nature of shoes, Julie works with women from all walks of life to foster friendships, learning, and inspiration through travel retreats, book clubs, and an assortment of personal and professional development offerings. At the end of the day, “Humor is the tie that binds,” Julie says. “We [all] have more in common with each other than we realize.”

Describe your typical day?

Who or what inspired you to venture into your career field?

What are three pieces of advice you could give to readers about following their passions?

I was working in the sales industry back in the 80s and ironically had a paralyzing fear of public speaking. My supervisor encouraged me to enroll in a Dale Carnegie class to gain more confidence. I ultimately became an instructor and taught for their organization for seven years.

I’m not sure I have a typical day, which is probably good because I have a very low tolerance for routine. During my training busy seasons I eat, sleep, and breathe presentations— which require a lot of energy. In the summer, I’m focused on planning and preparing for Soles of Love in the Garden, the signature event for my non-profit. Regardless of the time of year, every day includes some element of reflection, gratitude, reading for inspiration, and connection with family or friends.

• It’s never too late! I started my Training & Consulting practice when I turned 40. Now, at 61, I have a long list of new dreams I’m just starting to explore. • Don’t get too tied to “the plan.” Keep your ears, eyes, and heart open to whispers from the universe that may direct you to something else even bigger and better. • Be relentless in your pursuit of creating a life that makes your voice quiver when you talk about it. I still get emotional when I talk to people about Soles of Love. I still feel immense pride when I think of organizations I work with who are dramatically improving their culture. If you stop “feeling something” when you talk about it, it’s time to change.

What do you think has helped you the most with your success?

What has been the biggest challenge you have overcome to achieve your goals? My biggest challenge continues to be finding time to devote to self care. Sleep, eating well, and exercising are so critical if we expect to operate at full-throttle. Life, aging, and caregiving has taught me that these practices are fundamental to sustaining a life filled with energy and purpose. When I feel better, I do better. Although I often fall short, that continues to be my mantra. 20 SASS MAGAZINE | SASSMAGAZINE.COM

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I measure my success by impact rather than income. I work with many nonprofits and small businesses who don’t have the resources to bring in speakers touting enormous fees. Some companies I work with on a continual basis treat me like a member of their family. As an outside consultant, that is the greatest compliment—to know that my contributions, personality, and our “chemistry” created a relationship of trust and respect. It’s humbling.


CATEGORY WOMAN TOHEADER WATCH Who do you look up to or admire? I received my Master’s Degree at the age of 54. At my graduation, the president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) gave special recognition to a woman who was receiving her Ph.D. that day. She was in her 70s. Upon mention of her name, she leaped to her feet and waved to a wildly cheering crowd. I don’t remember her name, but she is my hero. I admire women who age with authenticity, grace, humor, and a burning desire to keep learning, growing, and following their dreams.

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Coordinator for MedStar Health and a freelance writer for a variety of women’s lifestyle publications. Rachel has a degree in Journalism from the Pennsylvania State University and grew up in beautiful Southern Maryland. She has a passion for digital communications and enjoys to play tennis, travel, and spend her spare time with family and friends.

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I admire women who age with authenticity, grace, humor, and a burning desire to keep learning, growing, and following their dreams.

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PATTEE BROWN We've all heard the quote, “Nevertheless, she persisted.” No one embodies that quote more than Pattee Brown. At 53 she’s had multiple careers spanning such diverse industries; receptionist, bartender, corporate marketing executive, an entrepreneur who has started several businesses, a radio show host, and everything in between. Pattee has once again bravely reinvented herself with her new company Alchemy No. 119, in downtown Frederick.

Can you share with our readers why you started your business? My latest venture was born out of my most recent transformation, my weight loss journey. Through this personal experience I learned my deeper passion—the one that gets me up every morning—is working with and helping people on their personal and professional journeys.

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Tell me about your weight loss journey. A weight loss journey is unique to each person. I’ve been dealing with weight issues since I was five years old. I remember one moment about two years ago, after yet another relationship came to an end, I had this incredible epiphany: “What if I made my belly my boyfriend? Then I would always have someone to hang out with.” So every time I was lonely I would go to the gym, or walk, or cook something healthy. I would go to the park with my “boyfriend”… aka my belly. And just as I had predicted, my belly (and my weight) became less and less of an issue. I stopped being uncomfortable with me.

What inspired you to make a health change? I’ve been as thin as 200 pounds and as big as 400 pounds. When people see me now, the question most people ask is, “how did you lose all that weight?” I tell them they are asking the wrong question. I ate less, I moved more. That was the easy part. The question I realized I should be asking myself was, “If it’s so easy, WHY haven’t I done it?” It was my inner journey,

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The name Alchemy No. 119 represents a unique mix of tools Pattee believes will assist others as they venture through their own self-discoveries. Her shop aims to inspire and empower others through self-love and intentional living, while embracing their creative selves. Pattee’s doors are open to all who are bravely seeking to live their best lives. Pattee’s own inward and outward transformations serve as an inspiration to all. A weight loss journey has led her to be more comfortable with who she is and who she will be for all the years to come. She approaches her customers and coaching clients as she approaches life, with energy and excitement and as an ongoing journey of self-discovery.


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"I AM NOT THIS BODY. I AM NOT THIS JOB. I AM NOT THIS SITUATION."

the journey of self-discovery over the next seven years, that helped me understand why I needed the weight and what I was hiding behind it. When I dismantled the many beliefs I had created in my mind that didn’t serve me, I eventually realized I didn’t need to hide behind my weight.

It’s easy for us to focus on people’s outward transformation; what do you wish people knew about your inward transformation? I’ll tell anyone who will listen, “Don’t hate your body.” I actually mourned my former body for months after I lost all that weight. I spent months learning that I am not my body and it’s taken me a year to be comfortable in this form. Spend some time learning who you are. Raise your emotional intelligence and step into that power. The rest of your life will be a journey of self-discovery and you should relish every lesson.

What has been your most difficult obstacle? Getting out on my own was probably my biggest challenge, but more recently allowing myself to be vulnerable in a public space. To speak openly about my missteps, my pain, and my flaws. Being authentic and vulnerable and staying conscious are all lessons I have learned over the years and they are challenges I think we all face every day.

What was the most important decision you made along the way? Always trust your intuition. Regardless of what anything looks like or sounds like, if my gut tells me something. I listen.

What are you most proud of? I am most proud of my ability to recreate myself repeatedly. My resilience, my ability to face challenges head on with immeasurable courage when the fears are set deep.

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What advice can you give to someone who wants to begin a transformation journey? The question is, “How do you know where you want to go if you don’t know where you are?” When people feel stuck often they aren’t sure where they are, and they are wondering how the hell they got there. I think if you find yourself at a crossroads and you want to make a transformation it’s important to know exactly where you are first. Change is uncomfortable. Period. It’s about doing the hard work to undo what has been done that isn’t serving us.

What do you think gives you your Sass? My willingness to say, “F@*k it, I can do that.” And then actually doing it! You can’t print that I’m guessing? Then what gives me Sass is my ability to act in the face of fear.

You inspire us—who inspires you? My Dad for his work ethic and dedication to our family. My Mom for her loyalty and unconditional love. People who speak their truth. People who have passion about what they do and what they believe. People who embrace their flaws and expose their vulnerability with ease. People who persevere. People who are always open to growing and learning and changing. People who know who they are and are able to be that person. People who have grace and kindness in their soul and emulate that openly. People who communicate openly and well. People who overcome the challenges in life that seem insurmountable. People who admit their mistakes with grace and acceptance.

Amanda Lee Magoffin Amanda Lee Magoffin is the Development Project Coordinator at Crystal Bridges Museum of Art. Adventurer, Musician, Writer, Arts Advocate.

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Elizabeth Ann Seton Elizabeth Ann Seton (nee Bayley) was the first United States citizen to be given the title of “Saint.” She was canonized September 14, 1975, in St. Peter’s Square, Rome. On that occasion, Pope Paul VI said, “Elizabeth Ann Seton is a saint. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is an American. All of us say this with special joy, and with the intention of honoring the land and action from which she sprang forth as that first flower in the calendar of the saints. Elizabeth Ann Seton was wholly American! Rejoice for your glorious daughter. Be proud of her. And know how to preserve her fruitful heritage.” Seton was born in 1774, to an Episcopalian family of high social standing, wealth and privilege. At 19, she married William Magee Seton and had five children. By the time she was 25, much of her happiness and prosperity were gone. By 1801, her husband’s business had failed, and he was seriously ill. Hoping he would recover in a better climate, she sailed with William and their oldest child to Italy. He died soon after. As a result of her experiences and exposure to the Roman Catholic Church in Italy, she joined the Catholic Church in New York City in 1805. Life continued to be difficult in New York, where several family members and friends shunned her because she had converted, and was raising her children alone. In 1808, she accepted an invitation to open a Roman 26 SASS MAGAZINE | SASSMAGAZINE.COM

Catholic school for girls in Baltimore. She professed vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, and took the title “Mother.” Seton and Samuel Cooper, a wealthy convert studying for the priesthood at St. Mary’s College in Baltimore, separately approached the president of the College about establishing a sisterhood. Cooper’s argument was that nothing had been done for women, who had “so powerful an influence in regard to morals and religion.” The proposal was approved, and was funded by Cooper. Seton moved to Emmitsburg, Maryland, where she opened Saint Joseph’s Academy and Free School for Roman Catholic girls. It was the first free Roman Catholic school in the United States. Seton also established the first congregation of religious sisters in the United States. Called the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph’s, it was dedicated to tending to the needs of the poor. While battling ill health and family issues, Seton dedicated her life to the growth of these establishments. The Sisters of Charity opened orphanages, parish free schools and academies in key cities along the Atlantic Seaboard. At the time of her death in 1821, the order had established 20 communities. Their work continues throughout the world, where they address education, health care, and social services, in schools, hospitals and child care centers. At her beatification in 1963, Pope John XXIII observed, “In a house that was very small, but with ample space for charity, she sowed a seed in America which by Divine Grace grew into a large tree.”

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As the great-granddaughter of a suffragette, I am fortunate to have many strong women as role models who preceded me. I know their names and oral histories. However, researching women of the past is often difficult, as it can entail going back to times when women could not own property and were not allowed to read, write, vote, or keep their own names when they married. Enslaved women had no rights at all. Fortunately, we have records of many women in our local history. A few are featured here, each representing a different period from Colonial times through the 20th century. These women brought about societal change and helped lead the way for others.


Barbara Fritchie Barbara Fritchie (aka Frietchie) (1766-1862) is widely known, although she lived more than 150 years ago. When roles of working-class women were largely restricted to duties such as sewing, cooking and cleaning, she was far ahead of her time. Fritchie’s life began simply enough. Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Catherine Zealor and John Nicholas Hauer, immigrants from Dildendorff, Nassau, Germany. As a child, she moved with her family to Frederick, Maryland. Very little is known about her early life, but she must have attracted local attention when she remained single until age 40, then married a man 14 years her junior. Fritchie was well-read, and owned many books. Her choice of reading material reveals that she was an independent thinker and was interested in female leaders throughout history. Even with her unusual way of life, Fritchie easily could have died in anonymity, were it not for the poem, “Barbara Frietchie,” written by the nationally popular poet John Greenleaf Whittier. Published in Atlantic Monthly Magazine in 1863, Whittier's poem tells the story of Fritchie's strident response to Confederate soldiers who trooped by her house in 1862 (the year she died at age 96). According to the poem, the Civil War soldiers ripped an American flag off her house. As the flag fell, she grabbed it and said, “Shoot if you must this old gray head, but spare your country’s flag.” Many question the validity of this story, but the idea of an old woman facing the enemy resonated with men and women of all ages, North and South. Before the age of YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, the story went “viral,” resulting in her name becoming a household word and Frederick, a tourist destination. The poem inspired an operetta, a play and three silent films. In 1938, Polk’s Frederick City Directory listed six businesses with her name: Barbara Fritchie Cottages, the Barbara Fritchie Hotel, the Barbara Fritchie House and Museum Souvenir Shop and the Barbara Fritchie Tea Room. In the 1960s, the Barbara Fritchie Chocolate Shop became the Barbara Fritchie Candy Stick Restaurant. Other businesses sold Barbara Fritchie Chocolates, and Barbara Fritchie Full-Fashioned Stockings. In 1943, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, on his way to see President Franklin D. Roosevelt, stopped in Frederick and recited Whittier's poem. The Fritchie house was destroyed by a flood in 1869, but was reconstructed in the 1920s and opened to the public in 1927. The house became an instant tourist attraction and was pictured on postcards, souvenir plates, and ashtrays. Fritchie’s name remains a tourist attraction—her reconstructed house was recently transformed from a museum into an Airbnb in her name. While it has yet to be proven that she did call out to soldiers in 1862, her story continues to inspire.

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Fritchie’s name remains a tourist attraction—her reconstructed house was transformed from a museum into an Airbnb in her name this year.

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Today, McCardell is considered the founder of American ready-to-wear fashion. Her distinctive style became known as the American Look.

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A Frederick native, Claire McCardell (1905-1958) is one of the most successful female entrepreneurs of the mid-20th century. Motivated by her personal clothing preferences to accommodate her love of sports, she revolutionized women’s apparel and the fashion industry. Her innovative designs gave women freedom of movement without compromising fashion. Her style affects women’s clothing today. After briefly attending Hood College, McCardell transferred to what is today known as the Parsons School of Design in New York. During her sophomore year, she studied in Paris. In 1929, she began working with Robert Turk of Townley Frocks, a New York company. She is best known for her association with that design firm. McCardell defined her own path. While other designers distorted the female form with petticoats, corsets and shoulder pads, she draped and gathered fabric to accent a woman’s natural shape. Characteristics of her designs, or “McCardellisms,” include spaghetti straps and ties; brass hook-and-eye closures; colorful, mitered stripes cut on the bias; side seam pockets; and custom-fitting, wrap sashes. She preferred short sleeves and dolman sleeves, which allowed natural movement and were less restrictive. She rarely used zippers, because, in her words, “[you could] wrench your arm trying to zip a back zipper into place.” According to Margo Seaman, she loved leotards, hoods, pedal pushers and dirndl skirts. When cars and planes changed the American lifestyle, she designed interchangeable outfits, allowing women to travel light. McCardell generally preferred cotton and wool jersey, but she was one of the first designers to experiment with new synthetics. She often rejected fabrics that salespeople brought to the Townley showroom and visited mills in the South to find unusual materials. In 1924, DuPont introduced rayon, which she used because of its soft drape. Blending linen, which breathed with rayon, created a look both classy and comfortable. She was one of the first designers to promote a leather processing technique known then as elasticizing. By 1955, internationally known artists such as Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Fernand Léger and Joan Miró were creating fabric patterns for her. Today, McCardell is considered the founder of American ready-to-wear fashion. Her distinctive style became known as the “American Look.” According to historian Kohl Yohannan, she was “actively formulating and promoting the pared-down, no-nonsense aesthetic she felt was already an inherent part of American culture.” In her words, “for me, it is American—what looks and feels like America. It’s freedom, it’s democracy, it’s casualness, it’s good health. Clothes can say that.”

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Margaret Hood Margaret Hood is best known as the namesake and early benefactor of Hood College. On March 24 of this year, as part of the school’s 125th anniversary celebration, Hood College students, alumni and faculty gathered at her grave site at Mount Olivet Cemetery to recognize her significant role in the College’s formation. Margaret Hood (nee Margaret Elizabeth Scholl) was born in 1833, the only child of Maria Susan Thomas and Daniel Scholl and was raised on what was then the Manchester Farm on New Design Road. In 1847, at age 14, she enrolled as a boarding student at the Frederick Female Seminary, operated by Hiram Winchester on East Church Street. After graduating in 1849, she returned home and helped her parents manage the farm. Shortly after they died in 1873, she married James Mifflin Hood, a widower with grown children, and the owner of Hane and Hood, a successful company that built and serviced carriages and wagons. The couple had no children of their own, and he died in 1894.

Hood’s philanthropy also benefited: Heritage Frederick; the Reformed Church; Frederick Memorial Hospital; and what is now the Record Street Home. Her path as a philanthropist and promoter of education for women can be traced back to her alma mater, the Frederick Female Seminary. During the Civil War, the school operated as a hospital for wounded soldiers. The change in occupation was dramatic and, in 1863, the seminary closed. Three years later it reopened and in 1893, after nearly 30 years, it could no longer afford to operate. Simultaneously, the Potomac Synod of the Reformed Church of Christ (now the Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ) was in the process of relocating the woman’s component of Mercersburg College, from Pennsylvania, to Frederick. The Synod hired Joseph Henry Apple, a 23-year-old math teacher from Central High School in Pittsburg, to advise them. Professor Apple helped form the new college, and agreed to serve as its president. The site of the new college was the seminary building, today known as Winchester Hall. The college leased the building and equipment from the Frederick Female Seminary, which became a preparatory department of the school, a function that continued until 1920.

Margaret Hood committed her life to improving the world around her, and her primary focus was the education of women. Dr. Apple wanted to locate the college to the outskirts of town. His proposal peaked Margaret Hood's interest. By this time a widow with no children of her own, she made a gift of $20,000 to support an endowment fund later named in her husband’s memory. Over the years, she continued to fund the college, assisting in its growth and ensuring its future. In 1912, in recognition of her generosity, the Synod authorized changing the school’s name to Hood College. Hood died the following year. In her will, she bequeathed an additional $30,000 to the College. This endowment was the impetus for construction of the Shriner and Alumnae Halls. Hood’s philanthropy also benefited: Heritage Frederick (then known as the Historical Society of Frederick County, established in 1892); the Reformed Church; Frederick Memorial Hospital; and what is now the Record Street Home. Other beneficiaries of her generosity included Mercersberg Academy and Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania. Margaret Hood committed her life to improving the world around her, and her primary focus was the education of women. Her financial support has made a lasting difference and inspired others to do the same. Like their sisters throughout the past, women of the 21st century continue to make history. Described as “where hip meets historic everyday,” by Visit Frederick, the destination marketing organization for the county, Frederick’s historical past is live and well and available to all who visit.

Mary Rose Boswell Mary Rose Boswell is the Executive Director of Heritage Frederick, a cultural and educational nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of, and appreciation for, Frederick County, through exhibits, programs for adults and children, walking tours and publications.

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A m e n d m e n t 1 - F r e e d o m o f R e l i g i o n , S p e e c h , a n d t h e P r e s s : C o n g r e s s s h a l l m a k e n o l aw r e -

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i n g t h e f r e e d o m o f s p e e c h o r o f t h e p r e s s , o r t h e r i g h t o f t h e p e o p l e p e a c e a b ly t o a s s e m b l e a n d t o p e t i t i o n t h e g o v e r n m e n t f o r a r e d r e s s o f g r i e va n c e s . A m e n d m e n t 2 - T h e R i g h t t o B e a r A r m s : A w e l l - r e g u l at e d m i l i t i a b e i n g n e c e s s a ry t o t h e s e c u r i t y o f a f r e e s tat e , the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Amendment 3- The H o u s i n g o f S o l d i e r s N o s o l d i e r s h a l l , i n t i m e o f p e a c e , b e q ua rt e r e d i n a n y h o u s e w i t h o u t t h e c o n s e n t o f t h e o w n e r , n o r i n t i m e o f wa r b u t i n a m a n n e r t o b e p r e s c r i b e d b y

l aw . A m e n d m e n t 4 - P r o t e c t i o n f r o m U n r e a s o na b l e S e a r c h e s a n d S e i z u r e s T h e r i g h t o f t h e p e o p l e t o b e s e c u r e i n t h e i r p e r s o n s , h o u s e s , pa p e r s , a n d e f f e c t s a g a i n s t u n r e a s o na b l e

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be searched and the persons or things to be seized. Amendment 5- Protection of Rights to L i f e , L i b e rt y , a n d P r o p e rt y N o p e r s o n s h a l l b e h e l d t o a n s w e r f o r a c a p i ta l o r o t h e rw i s i n fa m o u s c r i m e u n l e s s o n a p r e s e n t m e n t o r i n d i c t m e n t o f a g r a n d j u ry , e x c e p t i n c a s e s a r i s i n g i n t h e l a n d o r nava l f o r c e s , o r i n t h e m i l i t i a , w h e n i n a c t ua l s e rv i c e i n t i m e o f wa r o r p u b l i c d a n g e r ; n o r s h a l l a n y p e r s o n b e s u b j e c t f o r t h e s a m e o f f e n s e t o b e t w i c e

p u t i n j e o pa r d y o f l i f e o r l i m b ; n o r s h a l l b e c o m p e l l e d i n a n y c r i m i na l c a s e t o b e a w i t n e s s a g a i n s t h i m s e l f , n o r b e d e p r i v e d o f l i f e , l i b e rt y , o r p r o p e rt y w i t h o u t d u e p r o c e s s o f l aw ; n o r s h a l l p r i vat e p r o p e rt y b e ta k e n f o r p u b l i c u s e w i t h o u t j u s t c o m p e n s at i o n . BylAshley A m e n d m e n t 6 - R i g h t s o f A c c u s e d P e r s o n s i n C r i m i na l C a s e s I n a l c r iWaters m i na l p r o s e c u t i o n s ,

t h e a c c u s e d s h a l l e nj o y t h e r i g h t t o a s p e e d y a n d p u b l i c t r i a l b y a n i m pa rt i a l j u ry o f t h e s tat e a n d d i s t r i c t w h e r e i n t h e c r i m e s h a l l h av e b e e n c o m m i t t e d , w h i c h d i s t r i c t s h a l h av e b e e n p r e v i o u s ly a s c e rta i n e d b y l aw , a n d t o b e i n f o r m e d o f t h e nat u r e a n d c au s e o f t h e a c c u s at i o n ; t o b e c o n f r o n t e d w i t h t h e w i t n e s s e s a g a i n s t h i m ; t o h av e c o m p u l s o ry p r o c e s s f o r o b ta i n i n g w i t n e s s e s i n h i s fav o r ; a n d t o h av e t h e a s s i s ta n c e o f c o u n s e l f o r

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supports this claim. We are seeing a positive shift in the number of women running for office, organizing and fundraising for candidates, and engaging and Punishments Forbidden Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imin policy. But the truth is, we still have work to do. For every one woman in p o s e d , n o r c ru e l a n d u n u s ua l p u n i s h m e n t s i n f l i c t e d . A m e n d m e n t 9 - O t h e r R i g h t s K e p t b y office, there are three men. In Maryland, we have no female representation the People T e e nU.S. u m eSenate r at i o nori n th e C House; o n s t i t and u t i oin n our of c e rtalegislature i n r i g h t s only s h a 60 l l of n oour t b e c o n s t ru e d inh the the U.S. state 1 t o d e n y o r 188 d i s pa r a g e o t h e r s are r e ta i n e d b.y t h e p e o p l e . A m e n d m e n t 1 0 - U n d e l e g at e d P o w e r s representatives women

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C o n s t i t u t i o n , n o r p r o h i b i t e d b y i t t o t h e s tat e s , a r e r e s e rv e d t o t h e s tat e s r e s p e c t i v e ly o r t o Understandably, t h e p e o p l e .not every woman wants to run for office. So, what can we do? While the world of politics remains elusive for many, engagement opportunities are in abundance. A growing number of women in our area are actively engaged and strive to empower and support women as they find

their place in politics. Regardless of party affiliation and government level, this work is slowly demystifying political involvement and amplifying the voice of women. Meet three local women who are using their voice and are working to create a political arena in which all women can be seen and heard, and make a difference.

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FEATURE Diane’s Defining Moment According to Diane Fink, everyone has a moment that drives them to become involved politically. Her catalyst was September 11, 2001. “I was sparked by this time in our country. Between 9/11, the DC sniper, anthrax … our country was in crisis.” Diane began to work on local campaigns, served as a legislative staff member in the Maryland General Assembly, and was elected to eight years on the Frederick County Democratic State Central Committee. And this was just the beginning of Diane’s political involvement! In 2011, Diane joined the planning committee to bring Emerge, a nonprofit organization aimed to increase the number of Democratic women leaders from diverse backgrounds in public office, to Maryland. In 2012, she was named the Executive Director of Emerge Maryland. “Women weren’t being supported or elected. We needed a training program to expose women to the process, but to also support them in their journey.” Now, six years later, the organization supports hundreds of women across the state as they explore political involvement opportunities and break down barriers for women who want to hold office. “We need to link arms. We have to keep following the open doors that can quickly shut after successes. We need allies, men and women, on both sides of the aisle. It’s time for us to say our voices need to be at the table.” Many of the graduates of Emerge Maryland have run for public office and succeeded, including program alumna and Frederick County Councilwoman, Jessica Fitzwater (Sass's cover girl from our inaugural issue, Fall 2015!). Diane notes that local politics are more important than we realize. “Locally, we can accomplish more in less time with more positive effects, and you can truly get to know the constituents and voters. And for women, we get into politics to get something done, not for the power. I love that about us!” Diane’s Tip for Getting Involved: Attend board and council meetings and learn about the political clubs in your area. Make connections with politically active people and ask your questions!

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FEATURE Carin’s Commitment to the Next Generation

Carin Robinson, Associate Professor of Political Science at Hood College, has a deep commitment to civic education. An informed mover and shaker, she has been studying American politics for more than a decade. “I didn’t realize how much politics impacted and affected me. It really does impact everything in some way. I don’t want to be a free rider and regret the policy.” As an academic, it is not surprising that Carin is armed with facts and statistics regarding the status of women in politics. Yet, it is what she’s doing with those facts and figures at Hood College that adds to her notoriety. Serving as the school advisor for the College Democrats, the College Republicans, and the Maryland Student Legislature during her tenure, she identified college campuses as a unique opportunity to change the status quo. “The [gender] divide in politics is real. Fewer women in college say they are more likely to run for office than when they were in high school. There is an ambition gap. Women aren’t less likely to win, they are just less likely to run. And college campuses are a unique dynamic. We need to hear the diverse viewpoints because a gender-balanced legislature would produce very different policy.” Thus, Carin was thrilled when Training Ms. President, a program developed at Washington College aimed to encourage young women to run for office and change the status-quo came to Hood College. With Carin acting as the primary liaison to the program from Hood College, Training Ms. President brings together four local liberal arts institutions, elected officials, strategists, and other panelists to humanize political involvement. “There is nothing magical about elected officials. They are intelligent but they have

hurdles, too. We want students to see they are real people. Through the networking in the program, anecdotally, we have had great success.” The program aims to increase the confidence of female participants, expose them to the environment, and decrease the barriers that could be causing the ambition gap. “We have a system that perpetuates ambition gap and the incumbency advantage. It takes these kinds of programs to start and sustain a shift.” Training Ms. President will be hosted at Mount St. Mary’s in late Fall 2018. Despite successes for women in politics in the past, Carin believes this shift is causing some significant waves. “This seems to be unique. It just may take a few cycles to see the numbers.” Carin’s Tip for Getting Involved: The opportunities are endless. Most importantly, vote! Canvas. March. Email. Write letters of position. Join a partisan group. [Political involvement] is not one size fits all!

"THE [GENDER] DIVIDE IN POLITICS IS REAL. WOMEN AREN’T LESS LIKELY TO WIN, THEY ARE JUST LESS LIKELY TO RUN."

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Brooke Winn’s journey in politics began while she attended the College of Charleston as a political science major. After participating in student government and College Republicans, and volunteering for a few campaigns during her college years, she undoubtedly wanted to continue her involvement when she moved back home to the Maryland area. Brooke started as a Congressional Intern and later became a District Assistant for Congressman Roscoe Bartlett. She was elected as a member of the Republican Central Committee in Frederick County for two years. It was through these learning experiences and others that she found her passion for local politics and campaign management. “I love the local level. It is more about the community. It is about your friends, coworkers, and neighbors. It starts at your home and in your backyard, not in Washington, D.C.” While Brooke never intended to get into campaign management, she has done so on the side for many years and most recently served as the campaign manager for Regina Williams, Republican candidate for Frederick County executive. She is also active on Danny Farrar’s bid for Frederick County Council at-large.

Ashley Waters Dr. Ashley Waters is a wife, mom, operations administrator, event planner, community volunteer and an avid organizer. She loves being busy with a purpose and making an impact with her work and within the Frederick community. Ashley aims to help others fit their passions into their lives and continues to work on achieving just the right work-life balance for her many roles.

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Despite her passion, her journey within politics hasn’t been easy. “I’ve been brushed aside for being a young girl, but I kept moving. Sometimes it can be very hierarchical and disheartening. But, actions speak louder and I want to lean in.” Brooke continues to educate herself on many issues facing our communities and how candidates treat other people. She also consistently reminds herself why she got involved in politics—to inspire others. “A lot of people have good intentions and they lose themselves in the ladder chase and forget who they answer to. Always remember the sole and initial reason you got involved and don’t lose the vision; stay true to yourself and being the difference you want to see.” Brooke’s Tip for Getting Involved: If you are a woman looking to get involved, find another woman to be your mentor! Or find a woman running for office that you believe can make a difference and volunteer on her campaign. And so, while 2018 may be dubbed the “Year of the Woman,” we know the work won’t stop in a few months. The work won’t stop in 2019. Sustaining the momentum of this period and shifting the status quo will take constant support, empowerment, and involvement at all levels. Find your way and your why, and discover how you can be part of the future of women in politics. The Washington Post, Feb 2018 https://www.washingtonpost. com/graphics/2018/politics/women-running-for-office/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ab4ecbdb962c

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If you study fashion, there’s one trend that always repeats itself — inspirations from the past. Designers love to look at past decades, take their major trends and re-designed them for the current year. Everyone has been out shopping with their mom and heard her say, “I should have kept that from when I was young. I would’ve never thought that would come back in style!” 38 SASS MAGAZINE | SASSMAGAZINE.COM

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IS NEW

Again

By Brittany Carpenter

That idea is what has always inspired me about vintage clothes. You can dig through racks and racks and find styles that are still meaningful today and each piece has its own story. That top was once worn by someone’s mom; those pants by someone's aunt or grandmother. But vintage shopping can be very intimidating. Piling on vintage styles head to toe can too easily turn into a costume.

Jennifer Stillrich, owner of Venus on the Half Shell, gave me the best piece of advice as we were styling outfits for this shoot. It’s not about head to toe decade styling. The best and easiest way to incorporate vintage pieces into your wardrobe is mixing and matching styles from different eras. Find things that inspire you from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s and mix them in with your current wardrobe for a fun and eclectic look.

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Dress

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There is nothing wrong with a little sparkle! Make these pieces more appropriate for multiple occasions by toning them down with boots and chic outerwear like fur or leather.


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Outerwear The easiest vintage style to add into your wardrobe is a coat or jacket. Pick something that makes a statement like a bold pattern or a dramatic swing shape and rock it with everything from jeans to a dress!

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HAIR

THE RIGHT hair

FOR YOU By Tammy Brandenburg

Oval Well aren’t you lucky! The sky's the limit for you ovals. You will look amazing with just about any style you want, so don’t be scared of change. If you want to narrow it down a little, find the feature you like most on that beautiful face and choose a style to show it off.

Round Don’t be scared to get a little edgy! Asymmetrical is a great and stylish choice for round faces. Add some face framing to soften the roundness and some added layers or texture to help lengthen and give some height. Avoid chin length bobs!

Square Keep it soft! The idea of bangs can be a little scary for some; the perfect side swept bang with an offset part is a great start. Add a little texture to your style

If you ever feel stuck in a hairstyle rut, you aren’t alone. Some people are nervous about a hairstyle change, while others are unsure about which styles are best for them. This fall take your inspiration from the changing leaves and try that new look! I’ve got a few tricks and tips to help guide you. First off is knowing your face shape: oval, round, oblong, square, heart or diamond. From there, your stylist will create a stylish look based off your shape.

with some fun beach waves. If you have straight hair with this face shape you might want to think about a perm. Yep I said it—perm. No, not an 80s hair band style, but something loose just to give your hair a little life and motion!

Diamond Show off those unique features, like those gorgeous cheekbones for sure! One classic haircut that stands out in the crowd is the shoulder length bob. Don’t be scared to add a full wispy bang as well. I would avoid the face framing as that will widen the overall look. Keep it sleek and sophisticated!

Oblong Keep it shorter with a little sass! Layers are a must! Pick a bang, any bang, they will help to shorten the length of the face. A style with a little va-va-voom and movement is what you need. I would

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definitely avoid a long, single length haircut for this face shape.

Heart Most heart shaped faces come with a “widow’s peak,” so whether you are looking for a long or short style your main focus will be around the chin. A fun, choppy chin length bob is a perfect fit! If you want to keep those long luscious locks don’t be scared to shag it out a little. Keep your long hair, but add lots of layers, just avoid taking them above chin length.

These are but a few of the many options to leave you feeling amazing and confident. Ask your stylist to help you find the perfect do! This fall get out there and make a change, and what better way than to have a new style for the new season!

Tammy Brandenburg Stylist, educator, mom and an everyday woman. Senior stylist at New York, New York Salon & Spa and always learning. Mom of two and constantly moving! @hairbytammybrand


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THROWBACK

BEAUTY By Rebecca Carrera

This issue I’m sharing beauty’s best blasts from the past. Girls of the 80s and 90s be prepared to get all up in those nostalgic feelings. Too old to be modern, yet too young to be antique, these retro go-tos will surely have you reminiscing! Sun In Lemon Fresh Hair Lightener You’ve probably tried it, don’t deny it. Spritzing, well, more like soaking your hair with Sun In while spending hours of fun in the sun with your girlfriends. Who had the blondest hair after sunset? In reality dark haired girls everywhere were walking around with orange hair—RIP beautiful brunettes. Natural blondes definitely had more fun with Sun In. ($3.49 Target)

Caboodles Vintage Pretty Makeup Case Every girl, no matter the era, needs a cute case to organize all her favorite things—this one is still a winner. With swing-out trays and a mirror, it’s perfect for sleepovers or weekend trips with your gal pals. They come in several colors and all pay homage to the original. My personal Caboodle was peach and seafoam green, which transports me right back to my mother’s kitchen wallpaper. What color was yours? ($10 Urban Outfitters)

Sea Breeze Original Breathe it in and feel the tingle! That means it’s working, right? Not quite, but it sure does feel clean. Current users of this newest “original” formulation will tell you the smell and feel are very different; it’s been referred to as watered down. (Side note: while it's fun to reminisce, I say pass on this one if you’re trying to relive the past.) ($3.97 Walmart)

Noxzema Classic Clean Cleanser Original Deep Clean Rebecca Carrera Wife, mother, brow guru, green beauty obsessed, clean eater, design lover, and the owner of Maven Beauty Bar in downtown Frederick, Maryland. www.mavenbeautybar.com

I’m certain everyone has used this classic makeup remover and facial cleanser at least once over the years. Applied to wet or dry skin, it breaks down makeup and cleanses in one step. Rinse with warm water and a washcloth and…Voila! You’ve got that tingly clean feeling we were all so desperate for in the 80s and 90s. ($3.97 Walmart) FALL 18 45


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FALL EXPLORATIONS:

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Looking for travel ideas before the weather turns frigid and holiday activities start filling your calendar? Fall is a great time of year to visit Civil War battlefields and learn about local history, while exploring picturesque landscapes made even more beautiful as the leaves turn color. Along the scenic byways you’ll travel are award-winning wineries, breweries and distilleries as well as orchards, creameries and farm stands offering all the delicious tastes of the season. The cooler weather, combined with several long holiday weekends, make it the perfect time of year for a leisurely getaway.

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Our region is so full of Civil War history, it has been designated an official Maryland heritage area. Called the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area (HCWHA) and spanning portions of Frederick, Washington and Carroll counties, this historical area along the Mason-Dixon line epitomizes the struggle between the North and South. “A great first stop is our visitor center at the historic Newcomer House, near Sharpsburg,” suggests HCWHA Executive Director Liz Shatto. “Visitors can learn more about what to see and do while visiting our hallowed ground.” While it’s possible to make day trips to many of these historic sites, Shatto says there are also charming inns and bed and breakfasts situated at the gateways to many national battlefields. They are ideal for visitors who wish to take their time and explore all the area has to offer. Situated along the border of Washington and Frederick counties is the South Mountain State Battlefield. Fought in September of 1862, the battle of South Mountain was the first major Civil War battle fought in Maryland. Gathland State Park and Washington Monument State Park both have battlefield museums and are great vantage points to view fall color. The Appalachian Trail crosses at these two locations, if you’re up for the sound of crisp leaves crunching beneath your feet. Wine aficionados can relax and enjoy wine tastings in the valley below at Big Cork Vineyards while nearby South Mountain Creamery offers delicious farm-fresh ice cream. 48 SASS MAGAZINE | SASSMAGAZINE.COM

Also part of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 and a critical turning point in the war, Antietam National Battlefield is considered one of the most pristine and well-preserved Civil War battlefields. Just north of Sharpsburg, the rolling farm fields and rustic wooden fence lines take visitors over 150 years back in time. A self-guided driving tour and trail system connect the battlefield from north to south, offering many opportunities for exploration. Antietam National Cemetery, the Maryland Monument and the iconic Burnside Bridge spanning Antietam Creek are among the most beautiful spots in the park to enjoy fall color. Unless it’s a cold day, no visit to Antietam is complete without a stop at Nutter’s Ice Cream on the square in Sharpsburg. Nutter’s is an easy stop along the driving tour route, as is Antietam Creek Vineyards, which is adjacent to the southern end of the battlefield. Less than one year after the Maryland Campaign, the Battle of Gettysburg was fought just north of the Mason-Dixon line. There is a lot to experience at Gettysburg National Military Park, which is even more spectacular in the fall. “It really is very beautiful when the fields turn gold and the trees start to change colors,” said Gettysburg spokesperson Katie Lawhon, who recommends West Confederate Avenue as a must-see spot. “It is nearly a mile long and has a canopy of really old oak trees, some of which are witness trees, that arch over Confederate Avenue. On the left you have big open fields

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TRAVEL with views of Pickett’s Charge. Some of the really notable monuments with beautiful sculpture are along that drive.” Gettysburg, located in Adams County, Pennsylvania, has a new Pour Tour highlighting the region’s craft beverages. The tour includes Mason Dixon Distillery, which makes rye whiskey from grain grown on the battlefield through a program that leases land out to local farmers. The drive up Route 15 to Gettysburg, known as the Catoctin Mountain Scenic Byway, also features great stops in Frederick County, like Catoctin Mountain Orchard and Springfield Manor Winery Distillery Brewery. Just south of Frederick is Monocacy National Battlefield, known as the battle that saved Washington. One of the best ways to see the battlefield, other than the short driving tour, is to explore the park’s trails. The Gambrill Mill Trail is a short walk offering scenic views of the Monocacy River. The Brooks Hill Loop Trail is a hike through an old-growth forest that emerges at Brooks Hill, offering a stunning view of the battlefield made even more beautiful as the leaves change. The

tree-lined driveway to the Thomas Farm, known as Araby, is spectacular in the fall. Several breweries and distilleries are a short drive from Monocacy as well as farmers markets with seasonal offerings. If you decide to visit our local Civil War battlefields this fall, be sure to stop at each visitor center first. All unique, they have museums, brochures, driving tour maps, museum stores and information about current ranger talks. You can also visit each park’s website to learn about special events and living history programs planned for the fall, like commemorative events for the battles of South Mountain and Antietam each September, and Gettysburg Remembrance Day every year in November.

Charissa Hipp Charissa is a wife and mom of three with 20 years of public relations/marketing experience in the travel & tourism industry. A lifelong Marylander and Terp alumna, she spends her spare time hiking with family and women’s hiking groups. Follow her adventures on Instagram @hipphikergal.

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About five years into my business, I had an itch to try something new. I didn’t want to start a whole second business or give up the one I had, but I had a calling to do something fresh.

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It was similar to the devil/angel scenario with an even-keeled, comfort-seeker on one shoulder and a daring, thrill-seeker looking for the next big thing on the other. Part of being an entrepreneur is having the courage to take a risk and the knowledge of knowing when to act. It was time for me to start a side hustle.

Think of the big picture. If you’ve got an itch to start something new, ask yourself, “How do I see this playing into my current structure long-term?” How does this sec-

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ond idea or business fit into or align with your life? Is the goal to start something brand new, move away from one thing and pursue your side hustle full time or to continue both? Investing your time into something that is not only fulfilling but well thought out will prevent you from over committing, which can lead to burnout. Why do you want to start something new? Think about why you want to start a first, second (third or fourth) hustle. Are you bored? Trying to generate more income? Like to follow the thrill? Whatever the reason, make sure it’s a healthy one. Don’t sacrifice time, money, or effort on something just because you were bored one day. If your new idea has purpose, passion and a plan, then pursue your hustle slowly and wisely. How would it affect your current infrastructure? As entrepreneurs, we are infamous for springing new, in-themoment ideas on the people around us. Think of how your side hustle will affect others in your life. You’ll be investing your time, money and efforts—do you have a support system to help you through this exciting time? Your side hustle should add to your life, satisfaction and income, not deplete them. Always honor your main hustle over your side hustle. Whether your main hustle is a thriving career, business or a family chances are that core hustle is supporting you. Be sensitive to how you’re dividing your energy and resources and make sure to give your core hustle the love and attention it deserves.

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It began when I fell in love with a lime green couch. I didn’t really have a use for it, but something kept me coming back. I wanted to create something that complimented our core business but had a renewed purpose and identity. From the beginning, my gut told me that couch had a bigger purpose; we purchased the very last one and a few years later The Green Couch Project™ was born. The Green Couch Project™ allows fellow entrepreneurs to • share their business adventures in a spirited and lively manner. Our guests settle into that green couch ready to Spill their Gutsy™; these tell all interactions send out a positive message to other business owners and side hustlers, and help us support and inspire others as they begin their entrepreneurial journeys. Today, The Green Couch is going strong—we’ve interviewed over 30 entrepreneurs and hosted numerous entrepreneurial events. The couch has even made guest appearances at events throughout the area! • Starting a side hustle is like any new thing. At the beginning there will be obstacles, learning curves, victories, and downfalls. This is a journey that can’t be described and truly understood unless you’re talking to someone who’s been through it too. Owning and operating your own business is quite exhilarating. Once your stomach settles from the initial twists and turns, things begin to fall into place. You’ve got a solid understanding of who you are, what you do and why it should be import- • ant to your clients; the newness and the unknown has turned into something that feels more familiar. Let’s face it, when running a business, you’ll always be a student, but with seasoned practice, the ups and downs start to even out. Maybe you too dream of turning one (or more!) of your passions into an exciting side hustle. Whether you’re a business owner, career woman, busy mom, retiree or student here are a few tips to guide you through this exciting time:


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Starting a side hustle is like any new thing. At the beginning there will be obstacles, learning curves, victories, and downfalls. Your career or business may no longer feel fresh and new once this side hustle pops up, and that’s OK. Businesses, careers and ideas come in waves, and sometimes one requires more attention than the other. I always tell people “If you can’t stop thinking about it, start working for it.” Who knows, that side gig might eventually turn into a money-making machine or the break you’ve been searching for. Choose purpose and passion and the right outcomes will always follow.

Laura Wallace is the Creative Director and Owner of Worx Graphic Design, an award winning branding agency in Hagerstown, MD. She and her team also founded The Green Couch Project, a platform for entrepreneurs to share and explore their business gutsy. www.thegreencouchproject.com

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WELLNESS

THE SELF-BREAST EXAM: An Important How-To

By Dr. Susan Bahl

The American Cancer Society recommends every woman over the age of 40 get an annual mammogram to detect any evidence of breast cancer. Some women may start screening earlier than 40 if they have a significant family history of breast cancer. However, a mammogram alone does not suffice when it comes to complete comprehensive breast cancer screening. Turns out, a simple test you can do on your own time with your own two hands can provide comprehensive screening AND perhaps save your life one day.

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CATEGORY HEADER WELLNESS Self-breast exams should be done once a month at a consistent time each month. Pick a day you remember to easily establish a consistent monthly routine.

The self-breast exam can detect masses that a mammogram cannot visualize. This can occur when the mass is able to ‘blend in’ with the fibro—fatty tissue of the breast—allowing it to appear as normal tissue on a mammogram. This is often the case in women with ‘dense breast tissue’; a mass is more difficult to detect and can easily ‘hide’ on a mammogram. Additionally, there are areas in the breast that a mammogram simply cannot visualize. These tend to be higher up by the collar bone, down below where the breast meets the beginning of your abdominal muscles, near your sternum, and high up in your armpit or ‘axilla’. Self-breast exams should be done once a month at a consistent time each month. Pick a day you remember (like the first of the month) to easily establish a consistent monthly routine. If you are still having periods, avoid right before or during your cycle as this can make your exam more ‘lumpy’ than normal. I recommend doing your exam standing up and lying down. This allows tissues to shift and creates a more accurate exam. The first step is a visual inspection of both breasts while standing up and looking straight into a mirror. Look for any skin changes (rashes), any skin dimpling, or any nipple inversion. Turn to each side and get a sideways view as well. Raise both arms up to see any changes in the outward appearance of your breasts. While standing up, use your right hand to examine your left breast. To examine all of the tissue, start centrally by the nipple and work from the inside out. Palpate, or press firmly, on your tissue in small, overlapping areas; follow a circular pattern, starting inwards and moving out. Some women prefer to move up and down their breast pressing in a linear fashion. Continue to thoroughly and slowly examine each portion of the breast until you reach the collarbone and underside of your breast. Make sure to palpate throughout your armpit and up into collarbone as well. Repeat on the right side using your left hand. Once you have completed your standing exam, repeat the entire process lying down with each arm raised while you examine. 58 SASS MAGAZINE | SASSMAGAZINE.COM

It is important to recognize what is normal vs. abnormal in your exam. Many women have fibrocystic breasts—they have many normal or ‘cystic’ masses throughout their breast tissue. Once you begin and continue your monthly exams, you will learn to recognize normal vs. abnormal results.

Call your doctor if you notice: • Skin dimpling (looks like the uneven skin of an orange) • Nipple inversion (nipple turns inward) • Nipple discharge • New masses within the breast or armpit area Your doctor will then perform a clinical breast exam and perhaps order imaging to complete his/her assessment. As a breast surgeon—I perform clinical breast exams on a routine basis and I educate patients to perform their selfbreast exams monthly. I often see patients who say, “My breast are so lumpy—there is no point in even doing my own exams!” To those patients (often with fibrocystic breast disease), I say the self-exam is paramount. Only YOU can know your body best, therefore you will know when something has changed. It is critical to understand what feels normal in the event you ever find something abnormal during a self-breast exam. Knowledge is power and early detection is key.

Dr. Susan Bahl Dr. Susan Bahl is a Fellowship trained, Board Certified and MD Anderson Certified Physician. She has been practicing at the Monocacy Health Partners Center For Breast Care, located at FMH Crestwood, since 2009. Dr. Bahl performs all types of breast surgery and has a special interest in Prophylactic Mastectomies, Nipple Sparing Mastectomies and Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsies.


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This is my updated version of my Mom’s Chicken Soup & Dumplings recipe. She would make the soup from scratch, simmering chicken and that classic mirepoix mix of onions, carrots and celery on the stove to make the broth. I use high quality, pre-made bone broth in mine when I’m short on time. It’s an easy way to upgrade the nutrition factor in any recipe that calls for a basic soup base. Bone broth is full of great things like collagen, amino acids and a high concentration of minerals like phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium.

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I wish I led the kind of life that allowed me the time to leisurely cook dinner every night. I find chopping veggies practically meditative. Alas, for now I’m usually lucky if I have 15-20 minutes to spare. Enter pre-chopped or frozen veggies and my Instant Pot! There’s no shame in buying pre-chopped if it means you’ll eat more vegetables! It also means less dishes to worry about after dinner.


CATEGORY HEADER RECIPE Family members of all ages will enjoy this warm and comforting dish. For you readers with little ones, you could easily blend some of the soup into a puree or scoop out some of the solids and chop them up for toddlers who prefer to feed themselves.

FOR THE SOUP 1 . 5 P O U N D S B O N E L E S S, S K I N L E S S C H I C K E N T H I G H S, C U B E D 3 R I B S C E L E R Y, D I C E D 3 L A R G E C A R R O T S, D I C E D 3 S H A L L O T S, D I C E D 2-3 CLOVES MINCED GARLIC 1 TA B L E S P O O N B U T T E R 6 CUPS CHICKEN BONE BROTH 1 C U P W AT E R 1 T E A S P O O N D R I E D PA R S L E Y S A LT PEPPER

FOR THE DUMPLINGS (if your family really likes the dumplings, double the recipe) 1.5 CUPS FLOUR 3 EGGS 1 T E A S P O O N S S A LT

Sprinkle some pepper on the cubed chicken. Turn the Instant Pot on the saute setting and add the butter. Once the butter is hot, add the chicken. Brown the chicken on all sides (about 1.5 mins on all sides). In a large mixing bowl, stir together the eggs, flour and salt for the dumplings. The dough will look pretty dry and somewhat shaggy. Once the chicken is ready, add the bone broth, celery, carrot, shallots, garlic and parsley to the pot with a good sprinkle of salt and pepper. Give it a good stir. Pull 1.5-2 inch pieces of dough off and drop them in the broth. Place the lid on the pressure cooker and set it on the normal soup setting for 7 minutes. Once done, open the quick release on the pressure cooker.

**To make this on the stove top, I recommend using a heavy bottomed pot. Otherwise cooking the soup is exactly the same. When it’s time to cook the dumplings, bring the soup to a light boil and drop them in. Cover the pot. When the dumplings are floating it means they’re done.**

Sarah Kurtanich Sarah is the Chief Eating Officer of Taste Frederick Food Tours, co-host of The Mustache Mesa podcast, and the content creator behind BySarahRae.com (by day she works as a Director of Marketing). She and her family love to travel, but are always happy to return to their home in Frederick, MD.

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