Shernetta Bouier-Blue, Founder & Visionary of Divine Daughters
From pain to purpose, Shernetta Bouier-Blue knows what it means to live and not just exist. Like many I thought growing up in a two parent home and coming from humble beginnings was ideal, however their brokenness and lack of nurturing inevitably gave me the strong will to survive. During the time my parents divorced my mother turned to drugs, alcohol and men; which grew me up quickly. My father emotionally unattached never became aware of my struggle. I was searching for my father in men, which resulted in me being a teen mom times 2 by the time I was 18. Despite many obstacles I am a proud graduate of Normandy High School.
Time and time again I saw dysfunctional relationships as normal and yet again I found myself picking an abusive man just as my mother did. This particular relationship lasted five years and to talk about betrayal he was also a heroin addict. His mother was my savior, [Julia Barnes-Gillespie] she taught me woman habits.
Being bitter and angry from all the endured hurt and rejection, I had a problem with authority on my jobs and was verbally disrespectful to my superiors. One day an older lady, [Ersene Wright-Thomas] observed my behavior and gave me the tough love that I needed to be a better person. She advised me that I needed to change. She was a mother, counselor and confidant that led me to God.
Today I stand bent not broken, a mentor because that’s what changed my life. I am a woman of God, being fed by a servant of God Pastor F. J, Clark, Founder and Visionary of Shalom City of Peace for 13 years. Knowing what healthy looks like; a wife by the grace of God, a mother by calling, daughter, taking care of my paralyzed father, grandmother, a nurse by trade and now healed.