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The Femtourage Podcast

The Femtourage Podcast

By Carlyn D. Crawley
Poet, Maya Angelou, told us that "well behaved girls are seldom remembered in history." If you're a woman paving her own way, this podcast is for you. Join Carlyn as she interviews amazing women in the relentless pursuit of their destiny.
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What is “witchy stuff?”
Bex Carlos has been the editor of the Femtourage podcast for almost 20 episodes but today she’s the star. Not only is she a talented editor, she is very spiritual and is going to do a tarot card reading for me on today’s episode … that was the formal plan but as usual the world got crazy last week while we were recording and we got into some of that as well. Make sure to subscribe to the Femtourage Podcast and follow us on IG. Host: Carlyn Crawley, creator of the Femtourage. Theme song: Anthony Wise Guest (and editor): Bex Carlos
29:15
July 3, 2020
Black & Balling in Europe
Jori Davis has been a professional basketball player in Europe for over 9 years. In this week's episode, we talk about what led her to IU - PUI for undergrad, being drafted to the WNBA, getting cut, getting an agent, and packing her life up to play in the European League … all before she was 23! We also get into her travels all over the mediterranean, American vs Italian racism, and being a celebrity overseas. Make sure to subscribe to the Femtourage Podcast and follow us on IG. Host: Carlyn Crawley, creator of the Femtourage. Theme song: Anthony Wise Guest:  Jori Davis Need a podcast editor? Follow Bex Carlos or check out her website!
41:41
June 26, 2020
Black Girl Magic
This week we meet Moon Ferguson, creator of the web series Juju - pretty much about Black girl magic … or more accurately, witchcraft. She describes it as Charmed meeting Insecure and I’m obsessed. We talk to her about her life before moving to New York from Florida and how she conceptualized the show! Plus … I’m challenging all of you to flex your Black Girl Magic by watching the Ava Duvernay a doc, 13th, on Netflix then understand why I want you to sign a petition for Target, Whole Foods, and Starbucks to stop using prison labor (aka modern day slavery). Make sure to subscribe to the Femtourage Podcast and follow us on IG. You can also check out the blog at TheFemtourage.com or join our community of misbehaved girls on the road less traveled on the Mighty Network app. Guest: Moon Ferguson, creator of the JuJu web series Host: Carlyn Crawley, creator of the Femtourage. Need a podcast editor? Follow Bex Carlos or check out her website!
49:55
June 19, 2020
From Stressed and Corporate to Total Freedom
This week’s guest is a fellow HBCU grad who amassed great success in corporate America then said f*ck it in the name of her own sanity. She goes by Rachel Travels on the gram and she retired at 27 to travel the world and pursue entrepreneurship. She’s super dope, down to Earth and we talk about her life beforehand, her journey as an influencer, what it’s like dating abroad, and transitioning into entrepreneur education. She was also featured on the Femtourage Blog if you want to get her keys to success. Make sure to subscribe to the Femtourage Podcast and follow us on IG. You can also check out the blog at TheFemtourage.com or join our community of misbehaved girls on the road less traveled on the Mighty Network app. Guest: Rachel Travels Host: Carlyn Crawley, creator of the Femtourage. Editor: Bex Carlos (check out her website)
29:02
June 12, 2020
Owning Your Dopeness
I met this week’s guest as her client. As a gift for recovering a promotion, my mother introduced me to Michele Lopez, a celebrity image consultant. Through that experience we really bonded and I got all in her business lol I’m doing that again today but with you and her story of transformation, purpose, and confidence is about to light a little fire under you. We cover everything from  witnessing abuse as a child and becoming a young mother to how her relentlessly loving grandmother helped her overcome and led her to “owning her dopeness.” Make sure to subscribe to the Femtourage Podcast and follow us on IG. You can also check out the blog at TheFemtourage.com or join our community of misbehaved girls on the road less traveled on the Mighty Network app. Guest: Michele Lopez (make sure you join her every Tuesday on IG Live) Host: Carlyn Crawley, creator of the Femtourage. Need a podcast editor? Follow Bex Carlos or check out her website!
37:56
May 29, 2020
Heyyy Ashley Renne!
I met this vegan, sustainable living, travel influencer almost two years ago. I reached out to ask if she’d be a contributing writer for the Femtourage and she turned out to be an awesome friend and sounding board for me. Ashley Renne is a talented content creator who embodies building a career around what you’re passionate about. I love watching her flourish and since we recorded, she even landed a deal to host her own show which you can watch on the new Smart.Healthy.Green.Living streaming service! We get into some girl chat, why bidets are better than toilet paper, tips for staying green during quarantine, and a host of other random topics. Make sure to subscribe to the Femtourage Podcast and follow us on IG. You can also check out the blog at TheFemtourage.com or join our community of misbehaved girls on the road less traveled on the Mighty Network app. Guest: Ashley Renne Host: Carlyn Crawley, creator of the Femtourage. Theme song: Anthony Wise Need a podcast editor? Follow Bex Carlos or check out her website!
1:39:10
May 22, 2020
Up in the Air with Claire
This week, I’m pleased to introduce you to Claire Soares, one of the most influential business owners in Black Travel. Claire is creator and founder of Up in the Air Life, a pioneering company in luxury travel for African Americans. Claire’s trips with UITAL are a boughie girls dream! We dive into her life in corporate America, how she created Up in the Air Life, and how breaking her leg in Zambia tested the endurance of her company. Make sure to subscribe to the Femtourage Podcast and follow us on IG. You can also check out the blog at TheFemtourage.com or join our community of misbehaved girls on the road less traveled on the Mighty Network app. Host: Carlyn Crawley, Creator of the Femtourage Guest: Claire Soares, Founder of Up in the Air Life Theme Song: Anthony Wise Need a podcast editor? Follow Bex Carlos or check out her website!
22:24
May 15, 2020
Black in China During Corona
Checking in with Black Women around the World during the Coronavirus Pandemic, we follow up with @TheJesstination from Season 1! In this week’s episode, we catch up on her experience teaching English in China. Discussing how the pandemic has changed her day to day life, what the new normal looks like, and using this time to learn and grow. We also discuss tips for keeping plants healthy. Make sure to subscribe to the Femtourage Podcast and follow us on IG. You can also check out the blog at TheFemtourage.com or join our community of misbehaved girls on the road less traveled on the Mighty Network app. Host: Carlyn Crawley, creator of the Femtourage. Guest: Jessica Stanton Theme Song: Anthony Wise Need a podcast editor? Follow Bex Carlos or check out her website!
41:58
May 8, 2020
Stories from a Black Mermaid
Hey ladies! We are back for Season 3! To kick it off Carlyn talks to Danni Washington (a Black Mermaid) who is the first African American woman/woman of color to host her own American science television series. We talk about how her parents cultivated and nurtured her interest in marine science, the relationship between Black people and the ocean, and how a trip to South Africa changed her life… then how a different trip to South Africa changed mine lol. Make sure to subscribe to the Femtourage Podcast and follow us on IG. You can also check out the blog at TheFemtourage.com or join our community of misbehaved girls on the road less traveled on the Mighty Network app. Host: Carlyn Crawley, creator of the Femtourage. Guest: Danni Washington Theme Song: Anthony Wise Need a podcast editor? Follow Bex Carlos or check out her website!
34:44
May 1, 2020
Redefining Normal
We made it y’all! The season 2 finale is here! This week’s guest, Lex Chinerie is the third guest that I met at an event that I went to a couple of years ago called the BYOB retreat and it was just such an awesome event. Lex is actually one of the cofounders of BYOB so we're going to get into the BTS of making that happen but also just learn more about her and how she became a cinematographer. She's a caregiver for her mother who was diagnosed with ALS so what that means the new normal is for their family. I couldn't think of a more powerful interview to end our second season. Host: Carlyn Crawley, creator of the Femtourage Guest: @VisualLexx  Editor: Bex Carlos Theme song: Anthony Wise
1:03:15
December 20, 2019
Leaving DC to Start a Coffin Business?
I met Isabel when she invited me to be a guest on her podcast called I’m the Villain. I had so much fun I just decided to invite her on the Femtourage Podcast! When we started prepping for the episode, she shared that she is actually leaving DC in a few weeks to start a new life with her bae in Philly AND start a coffin business. It’s def a genius take on coffins (can I say that?!). Anyway, I’m sure you’ll enjoy! Host: Carlyn Crawley, creator of the Femtourage Guest: Isabel Knight , host of I’m the Villain  Editor: Bex Carlos Theme song: Anthony Wise
28:49
December 13, 2019
Piling Sh*t On
This episode is wild; I don’t know how else to say it. We weren’t even supposed to be recording a podcast episode. I asked Kayla McNeil to meet so we could promote her Black Girl Magic planner (if you missed it, it’s sold out). We sat down and after asking one simple question: “how did you end up in DC,” I realized she had an amazing story that needed to be shared. She goes into detail about the struggle bus she rode up to DC and balancing motherhood, 9-5, and a little entrepreneurship on the side. Host: Carlyn Crawley, creator of the Femtourage Guest: Kayla McNeil Editor: Bex Carlos Theme song: Anthony Wise
40:48
December 6, 2019
Chile, we went through THINGS!
For this week’s episode, I interview Nikki Billie Jean, creator of All Things Ankara – a multi-facetted fashion brand and event production company. Sitting in her Maryland office, we covered a lot – from what to do on those hard days when you don’t see results, when your family is not onboard with your dreams, the challenges she’s faced building a team. We also talked about some of her highlights like the All Things Ankara Ball and meeting Jidenna’s fine ass. Host: Carlyn Crawley, creator of the Femtourage Guest: Nikki Billie Jean, Editor in Chief of All Things Ankara and Designer of Shop Nikki Billie Jean Editor: Bex Carlos Theme song: Anthony Wise
24:11
November 29, 2019
Millennials Ain’t the Only Ones Having Fun
This week’s guest, Gina Humber, is a national speaker on diversity and education, a NYC teacher, and an accomplished author.  She graduated from City College of New York, where she earned her master’s degree in Special Education and a minor in African American History. In this episode of the Femtourage Podcast though, she talks about knowing your passion, understanding your tenacity as woman, home stays abroad, serial entrepreneurship,  and dating younger men! Host: Carlyn Crawley, creator of the Femtourage Guest: Gina Humber of the G-Lounge Podcast Editor: Bex Carlos Theme song: Anthony Wise
34:03
November 22, 2019
Don’t Pee Where You Sleep … Wait… What?!
According to Montyy Taj herself, she’s nosey & loud. This came in handy on this week’s episode of the Femtourage Podcast! Carlyn & Montyy, an aspiring filmmaker and freelance writer, navigate being Black in white spaces, discuss what she learned growing up in a poor family with rich values, not telling white people she loves Cardi B, and not using your job as an excuse not to feed your passion every single day. Host: Carlyn Crawley, creator of the Femtourage Guest: Montyy Taj, host of the Comfortably Excluded Podcast Editor: Bex Carlos Theme song: Anthony Wise
38:03
November 15, 2019
On Couch with Dr. Roz
Dr. Roz is a total guru but she is candid and personal on this weeks episode of the Femtourage Podcast! Tune in to find out what celebrity couples she respects, how our upbringing creeps it’s way into our relationships, and what she’s learned to keep her own marriage successful! If you want to know how legit she is … check out her bio: Dr. Roz is an award-winning psychologist and has over 10 years of experience in providing psychological services to children, families, and couples in the nonprofit, government, and private industry sectors. She also serves as a psychology professor at local universities in the DC area. Dr. Roz’s media experience includes psychological consults with the Anderson Cooper Talk Show (2012), the Own’s Network docuseries Unfaithful (2012), Huffington Post, Fox5DC, NBC4 and a regular guest appearance on Howard University’s WHUR 96.3 as a relationship expert. Dr. Roz will be debuting as the Expert Psychologist on TV One’s new series, For My Woman. Dr. Aker-Black’s work has also been published in International Journals. Host: Carlyn Crawley, creator of the Femtourage Guest: Dr. Roz Editor: Bex Carlos Theme song: Anthony Wise
40:19
November 8, 2019
Let me teach you Mattiology
Professional Blogger, Boss, Mom, and Wife. Mattie James takes us to school, spilling the tea on everything from excelling after dropping out of undergrad, capitalizing on winning Miss Liberia USA to build her first major personal platform, necessary rebranding, and motivating people to join her team. She gets transparent about the failures she turned into lessons and juggling everything that comes with having it all.  Host: Carlyn Crawley, creator of the Femtourage Guest: Mattie James Editor: Bex Carlos Theme song: Anthony Wise
38:20
November 1, 2019
Shifting the Global Narrative on Island Life
In this episode, meet Flo Turiaf (aka Global Island Girl) as she talks about her work in changing the world view of living on islands, getting robbed while traveling alone, and how to overcame loneliness on a year long world tour. Host: Carlyn Crawley, creator of the Femtourage Guest: Flo Turiaf Editor: Bex Carlos Theme song: Anthony Wise
32:11
October 25, 2019
Don't Force the Tipping Point
I want to introduce you to Jessamyn Stanley, a yoga teacher, body positive advocate, author, podcast host, and all around magical Black girl. We cover everything from listening to the universe to what we'd do if we met Beyonce!
51:17
October 18, 2019
Who cares? Work harder!
This week on the podcast I chat with Claire Sulmers, Editor-in-Chief of the mother of all black fashion blogs; Fashion Bomb Daily! Claire has mastered what it means to be a girl boss and a hustler. We talk about what no excuses actually means as well as what happened when Claire emailed Anna Wintour and snuck into a Jean Paul Gaultier fashion show. She's also keenly aware of the specific skills she has to advocate for people of color to get the overdue respect they deserve in the fashion industry.
34:26
November 16, 2018
"Where TF is Palau?!"
They met as one was being let go from a project and the other was being brought on to replace her. So how the h*ll did that turn into an award-winning, celebrity-client-having interior design firm? Listen to Tavia Forbes & Monet Masters talk about the power of partnership, travel goals, and friendship in business.
44:23
November 9, 2018
Finding (home) in strange places
I’ve never done this before but because today is the first ever #FemtourageFridays and I was SUPER excited to release this interview with Vagabond Jazz, I released TWO episodes for you dolls! I literally cannot wait for you to hear what this professor/entrepreneur/creative/goddess has to say about her upbringing and how it opened her mind in such a way that led her to find (home) in strange places!
51:37
November 2, 2018
She thought she’d be a psychologist so how did she end up an Emmy nominated news anchor?
Marlisa Goldsmith is a talented, award-winning news anchor, wife, woman of strong faith, and a fellow PG County girl but her path was not perfect. Tune in to the Femtourage Podcast this week to hear her journey from aspiring psychologist to Emmy award winning news anchor. Marlisa’s story is one of trust in God, self-discovery, loss, learning from the occasional failure, and most importantly ... perseverance.
35:54
November 2, 2018
From aspiring basketball wife to world influencer
I met Chari at a conference earlier this year and was an immediate fan! In this episode, she demystifies what backpacking is, talks about being a delivered "jersey chaser", and drops gems about living life with intention!
50:21
September 19, 2018
From makeup in the dorm to glam for Issa Rae
Hear how Shalisa Elizabeth, celebrity makeup artist, went from having to sneak to wear makeup in high school to doing it professionally for celebs! Carlie chats with Shalisa about going straight from surgery to beat a celebrity client's face, why she won't ever start a YouTube channel, and what she'd do if she met Beyoncé.
35:17
September 12, 2018
A journey from party promoter to the queen of luxury events
This week we chat with Yodit, Principle + Founder of Favored by Yodit about monetizing your skills, wanting career success and a family, and that time she quit her job to start a food truck that never happened 😩
52:21
August 27, 2018
From being stood up on baecation to seeing the world
This week on The Femtourage, Carlie chats with Alicia Arnold about being new podcasters, millenial hate, getting stood up on a baecation, and being proposed to in the Motherland.
51:40
August 20, 2018
A black girl's journey from a hashtag to a movement
Carlie chats with Morgan Pitts, founder of Black Girls Who Blog about this importance of organic business development and diversity in the beauty industry.
45:45
August 13, 2018
From medical assistant to living her best life abroad
This week Carlie chats with medical assistant turned expat @TheJesstination about Power and being stared at in Southeast Asia.
49:46
July 17, 2018