Carla: Self Love


Sherley is a Haitian-American flight attendant who served eight years in the US Army Reserve. Her journey with Femme Naturelle began in 2012 as a way to build a safe space, a community to uplift and empower women in relationships transitioning out of crisis. She resides in New Jersey with her husband and two children.

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This week on the Femme Parler Podcast we’re happy to welcome Carla, who talks about her trials and triumph on her journey to self love.  A theme this month is working on the most important relationships in our lives…OURSELVES.  Toxic relationships, dangerous behaviors, and harmful situations can have you creating a mirage, so the people in your life never see your constant struggle with how these things have sabotaged your self-love. Are you ready to put yourself first?  Carla is also the author of the book, “I’m Not Leaving You, I’m Loving Me.” A journey of facing some powerful truths about yourself and the demons that have held you captive by mistreatment, disrespect, and disengagement in relationships. It will also be a journey to new freedoms, healthy relationships, and a life of genuine happiness. If this resonates with you, this episode is for you!

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Carla E. Criswell was born in Chicago, Illinois and now lives in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. She is the recipient of a
Bachelor’s degree in “Middle Grades Education” from Western Kentucky University and a Master’s degree in
“Educational Leadership” from the University of the Cumberlands.
After several failed relationships and a major setback in her personal and professional life, she sought and
fostered a closer relationship with God and herself and began living in her truth and purpose. Her goal is to
inspire and encourage young girls and women to start the process of healing past traumas and tragedies so
they don’t sabotage their future.
She is currently a highly motivated teacher, mentor, and self-published author of a personal memoir, “I’m Not
Leaving You, I’m Loving Me”. When she’s not writing or taking care of her two children, she enjoys cooking,
traveling, shopping, and self-care.



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I’m Not Leaving You, I’m Loving Me

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It is a space created where women will be provided with guidance and encouragement: specifically, I want to speak to women transitioning out of a crisis in their relationships. I’m going to help you learn how to be the best individual that you can be. I feel that by hearing real, raw conversations and teachings from women that made a leap to regain their power after a crisis and chase a better life. I will encourage you to step out of fear and into faith

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