33 episodes

Dismantle Racism with Rev. Dr. TLC offers open-hearted conversations about racism, how it’s hidden in plain sight, and the ways in which it's crippling America (and beyond). We will shatter bias and assumptions with our guests, who illuminate the forces at play that perpetuate systemic inequity.

Dismantle Racism with Rev. Dr. TLC Rev Dr Terrlyn Curry Avery

    • Society & Culture

Dismantle Racism with Rev. Dr. TLC offers open-hearted conversations about racism, how it’s hidden in plain sight, and the ways in which it's crippling America (and beyond). We will shatter bias and assumptions with our guests, who illuminate the forces at play that perpetuate systemic inequity.

    The Physics of Dismantling Racism

    The Physics of Dismantling Racism

    The audience will learn from an expert about the physics of change and how they can potentially use it to become agents of awakening in the journey to embrace differences and dismantle racism. 
    Racism and its complexities are continuously unfolding and being deciphered. Such a large-scale and nuanced cultural phenomenon needs to be analyzed from all possible angles if we wish to dismantle the systems that it dominates. 
    The study of the infinite world of physics has uncovered and solved countless scientific problems. Is there a way it can be applied to the concept of racism, and used to eradicate it? 
    Join Rev. Dr. TLC and her guest, applied physics expert, Jennifer Hough! They will examine the physics behind the change, contrast, action, and awakening. Can our differences catalyze permanent positive change? How can we use physics to achieve quantum leap results in the journey of dismantling racism? 
    WEBSITE - www.thewideawakening.com 
    FB - https://www.facebook.com/WideAwakening/
    Tune in for this important conversation at TalkRadio.nyc or watch the Facebook Livestream by Clicking Here.
     
    Segment 1
    Rev. Dr. TLC  begins the show with a weekly breathing exercise as a way to help center ourselves during difficult conversations. She then introduces her guest and friend, Jennifer Hough. Jennifer is the author of the book Unstuck and President of Wide Awakening. Rev. Dr. TLC talks about attending a workshop held by Jennifer. Rev. Dr. TLC speaks highly of Jennifer’s expertise and expressed where her inspiration for Dismantle Racism came from. Jennifer shares her passion in physics and how it can connect to dismantling racism. She continues to talk about her mission and how she focuses on helping others understand their purpose and ways in which they can affect a positive change.   

    Segment 2 
    Coming back from the break, Rev. Dr. TLC and Jennifer discuss what it takes to create a movement. Jennifer defines a movement as something that includes all. She adds that in order to see a successful movement your timing has to be right, she also mentions consistently being “for something” and showing vulnerability is what it takes to create change. Rev. Dr. TLC and Jennifer talk about preparing yourself for those who are against your perspective and allowing yourself to have an open mind and heart. Before the break, Jennifer begins to talk about the foundational purpose of physics that connects to our spirituality. She explains how our reality is all tied together by love and gravity. Jennifer gives a visual explanation of the double slit experiment that shows us how we can lead with our biases and possibly fall in line to fit in with society, which can perpetuate the cycle of racism. 

    Segment 3
    Coming back from the break, Rev. Dr. TLC and Jennifer continue to talk about the double slit experiment and its connection to spirituality. Jennifer begins to talk about the importance of our mindset and how we can’t live in fear. She talks about having a single focus like Martin Luther King and being relentless about your mission will create change. She adds that we are creators at a subatomic level and it’s within us to see change if we live up with a vision. Rev. Dr. TLC and Jennifer talk about the importance of an evidence journal and how it can help you visualize change. 

    Segment 4
    In the last segment, Rev. Dr. TLC and Jennifer talk about the negative effects of living in fear and shame. Fear becomes the solution to staying stagnant and not living out our full potential. Instead use fear as a fuel to expand your perspective and create change. Rev. Dr. TLC talks about models of expansion that are available to us in our history books. Jennifer reiterates the importance of an evidence journal. She also mentions, from personal research, that the world is not stuck in its ways. Before the end of the show Jennifer shares her major takeaways with the audience and where to find her new book Unstuck. You can find Jennifer Hough

    • 1 hr
    Post Traumatic Streets Disorder

    Post Traumatic Streets Disorder

    The audience will gain a deeper understanding of the experiences within communities of color, especially those who have been affected by drug addiction, and receive insight about how they can stop perpetuating the ideals and supporting systems that contribute to the oppression of those communities. 
    We must remember that racism is a means to hoard power. How does one ensure that certain people are robbed of their power? One does so by robbing them of their health, their wits, and their families (one's first ever support system). During the crack epidemic, sanctioned and perpetuated by the United States Government, black communities were torn apart. The disease of addiction throws lives into chaos. 
    Join Rev. Dr. TLC and her guest, Justin Reeves (JD the Author) as they discuss the unceasing effects of being at the mercy of "the streets" and how it results in an ongoing cycle of generational trauma, oppression, poverty, and mental suffering. JD the Author is a motivational speaker and writer of "Post Traumatic Streets Disorder", and a survivor of the streets himself. How can the cycle be survived and broken?
    Instagram: @ _jdtheauthor 
    website: www.jdtheauthor.com
     
    Tune in for this important conversation at TalkRadio.nyc or watch the Facebook Livestream by Clicking Here.
     
    Segment 1
    Rev Dr. TLC begins the show by asking her audience to find their breath as a way to tune in and center themselves. She then introduces her guest Justin Reeves, also known as JD the Author. JD is a single father of three boys and Author of Post Traumatic Streets Disorder. Rev. Dr. TLC asks JD what are some practices that keep him grounded while overcoming these challenging obstacles. JD talks about his faith in God and how it helped restore his faith in the world. JD talks about his upbringing and having a drug addicted mother. He was put into the system as a baby and was adopted by ten. Before the break, Rev. Dr. TLC and JD talked about the lure of the streets and how they get the addicted of young kids. JD describes it as a brotherhood or a bond and a way to protect yourself in the neighborhood. He also spoke of his experiences in juvy. 


    Segment 2 
    Rev. Dr. TLC reads a quote from JD’s book Post Traumatic Streets Disorder, which talks about growing up in the streets and feeling like the odds are being stacked against you. JD describes it as being forced to play Russian roulette and not dying. JD breaks down the meaning of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and how it stems from the normalization of pain and suffering. Rev. Dr. TLC asks JD what's one of the worst experiences he has seeing a crime. JD reflects back to his younger years at the park. He was nine years old when he heard a fight break out and saw someone pull out a gun, shooting a man dead. JD talks about the violence he endured and how he had to eventually change his mindset in order to get himself out of the streets. Before the break, JD discusses how he found his passion in writing and how in many ways it led to his healing. 

    Segment 3
    Rev. Dr. TLC and JD discuss the importance of changing your mindset in order to see change in yourself. JD talks about getting himself out of the streets and following his dreams and passions by changing his way of thinking. Rev. Dr. TLC spoke about traumatic experiences and how it can affect how we make choices in the future. JD told an experience from his childhood when he was forced to stay outside by his foster parents, who wouldn’t let him use the bathroom. He soiled himself and was forced to go back outside to play in his dirty clothes where he was bullied and humiliated by his peers.  Rev. Dr. TLC shared with the audience how this trauma can follow you into your adult life and affect the way you chose to live your life. JD talked about his history with crime and how his environment and lack of representation led him to believe he was nothing more than a delinquent. Before the break, Rev. Dr. TLC and JD spoke about being complacent an

    • 1 hr
    Cultural Flipside

    Cultural Flipside

    The audience will gain a deeper understanding of the experiences within Latin and Latin American communities, and receive insight about how they can stop perpetuating the ideals and supporting systems that contribute to the oppression of those communities. 
     
    The impact of anti-blackness and colorism has been worldwide. Those with lighter skin are systematically and culturally favored in virtually every community of color, including those of Latin descent. 
     
    The supremacy of whiteness and Western culture has had significant effects on the ways that Latinx people are treated by others outside of their communities as well as how they interact with each other within. 
     
    Join Rev. Dr. TLC and her guest, Daisy Torres, as they discuss colorism within the Latinx community, identifying as Puerto Rican, and the nuances of being born on the island versus the mainland, being bilingual versus speaking English only, and the struggles of imposter syndrome.
     
     
    Tune in for this important conversation at TalkRadio.nyc or watch the Facebook Livestream by Clicking Here.
     
    Segment 1
    Rev. Dr. TLC introduces her guest soon to be Dr. Daisy Torres. Rev. Dr. TLC talks about Daisy’s background. Having over 20 years in education, Daisy is dedicated to working with young people and being a voice for bilingual students. In 2019, Daisy published her first book I’ll See You On The Bridge, a bilingual children’s book that is great for pet lovers. She is the co-host of the podcast Cultural Flipside with former guest Kevin Booker. Daisy tells the audience how she became so passionate about her work and what keeps her grounded. She talks about her upbringing and how her parents instilled values shaped her as a student. Rev. Dr. TLC and Daisy discuss the issues in the education system and how they are not fully prepared for bilingual students. Before the break, Rev. Dr. TLC and Daisy discuss ways people of color show up and how they can perpetuate the cycle. They also mentioned how people of color are made to feel conscious of how they present themselves. 
    Segment 2 
    Rev. Dr. TLC and Daisy discuss how it’s common to see foriegn students not embrace their culture whether that be due to parental upbringing or the education system. Rev. Dr. TLC notices how the education system does not immerse it’s students in foriegn languages. Daisy mentions personal experiences of when authoritative figures suppress you from speaking their native language. Rev. Dr. TLC tells how it perpetuates the cycle of white supremacy and maintains the elitist mentality. Before the break, Rev. Dr. TLC and her guest Daisy mention ways the education system can embrace bilingual students. They also talk about the effects of not embracing bilingual students and how an individual can fall behind academically when they are not properly supported. 

    Segment 3
    In this segment, Rev. Dr. TLC and Daisy discuss ways in which school systems can develop ways to get to know their students without stripping their culture, whether that be by suppressing them from speaking their native tongue or not having the tools to communicate with foreign students in their native tongue. Rev. Dr. TLC connects these issues to former students who were forced to repeat courses because their degree wasn’t good enough for western culture. “It’s time for educators to say” “enough is enough'', says Rev. Dr. TLC. It’s time to devote time and money into translators and other tools that can help support forigne students. Rev. Dr. TLC and Daisy segway the conversation to Daisy's book, I’ll See You On The Bridge. A bilingual children’s book that tells the story of a griefing boy who misses his dog, Lily. She created this book as a way to help educators and parents talk about grief with children. Before the break, Rev. Dr. TLC and Daisy discuss the issues of colorism within the Latinx community and the subtle comments or statements that are made within the community that perpetuate the cycle

    • 1 hr
    Unraveling Racism: The Journey of Spiritual Awakening

    Unraveling Racism: The Journey of Spiritual Awakening

    Self-reflection is a beautiful, difficult, and sometimes painful journey that can lead to freedom, significant growth, and harmonious relationships with others.
     
    The end result of this process can have a profound impact on our spiritual awakening, 
    especially as it relates to unraveling racism, past and present.
     
    Journey with Rev. Dr. TLC and her guest, Hillary Larson, who will share her spiritual awakening and how unraveling racism prompted her to open a literacy center for gang kids.
     
    She will share her discovery of family history that revealed the displacement of people of color from their homes and how this knowledge informs her commitment to dismantle racism.
     
    Tune in for this important conversation at TalkRadio.nyc or watch the Facebook Livestream by Clicking Here.

    • 1 hr
    God, Patriarchy, and Racism

    God, Patriarchy, and Racism

    How many times have you seen God portrayed as a woman in the movies? With few exceptions, God is typically portrayed as a white male. How is the view of God related to racism and white supremacy?
    Join Rev. Dr. TLC and her guest, Monette Chilson, as they discuss the intersection of religion, patriarchy, and racism.
    Monette argues that if one has difficulty seeing God as anything other than male, they likely have difficulty seeing God as anything other than white. Monette will discuss her partnership with Girl God Books and her passion to expand the worldview of how God is perceived and experienced.
    Tune in for this important conversation at TalkRadio.nyc or watch the Facebook Livestream by Clicking Here.
    Show NotesSegment 1 Rev. Dr. TLC begins the show centering her audience with a breathing exercise. She then introduced her guest Monette Chilson. Chilson is part of a publishing group with Trisha Hendron where they publish books that focus on powerful women. Chilson is also active in the yoga community where she has written books and published in yoga magazines. Rev. Dr. TLC asks Chilson what grounds her. Chilson shares her biggest practice is breathing. Rev Dr. TLC and Chilson express how certain breathing techniques can make a difference on our body. Chilson shared how she found her passion, she talks about growing up in southern Texas and learning about religion where it is more male centric. She studied women missionaries hoping to find connections there, but didn’t connect with the words she was taught. By her mid twenties, Chilson stepped away from religion and found yoga. Before the break, Rev Dr. TLC shared a personal experience where people did not respect her position as a pastor and were looking for a male figure to lead.  
    Segment 2In this segment, Rev. Dr. TLC shared a passage that questions the roles of men and women in the bible. Chilson expresses her discomfort with the bible how certain stories undermine the role women play in society and culture, pointing to them as the originators of sin from Eve’s tempting Adam to partake in the forbidden fruit. She mentions Sofia, a character that came to her during a time where Chilson was trying to reconcile the two aspects of her life; yoga and religion. Chilson went on to talk about adapting the story of Lilith. She explored the story of Lilith as a way to create a voice for women who don’t submit. Before the break, Chilson shared how her religious community has received her work. She expresses that her mother is her biggest supporter while her father is proud but doesn’t fully understand the message.
    Segment 3Rev. Dr. TLC and Chilson continue to talk about the connections within religion, racism and the patriarchy. They begin to discuss the lack of inclusivity of race and gender surrounding religion. Rev. Dr. TLC tells a brief story of Noah and his sons. Rev. Dr. TLC explains that Noah’s sons were cursed and the Children of Ham were described to be darker. Leading to the perception that black people are cursed because of the color of their skin. Before the break, Rev. Dr. TLC and Chilson express how we continue to perpetuate the cycle when we fail to correct our actions and language.
    Segment 4In the last segment, Rev. Dr. TLC mentions a workshop that Chilson will be a part of that begins January 13th, 2022. Chilson expresses her purpose and why she wanted to partner with her friend, Traci, to help continue to tell women’s stories and lived experiences. Rev. Dr. TLC and Chilson continue to talk about the workshop and what people can expect from the course. Before the end of the segment, Chilson offers some advice for people who are overwhelmed and don’t know where to start in dismantling racism. She suggests starting with your bookshelf and getting rid of works that don’t align with your beliefs because words and perspectives matter. Rev. Dr. TLC says it can be a positive experience because it can open you up to see things differently.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Say Yes to the Mess!

    Say Yes to the Mess!

    There is power in truth and transparency. The truth is that we have all been raised under oppressive systems, so we all have both learning and unlearning to do.
    The key to growth is fully accepting and recognizing that there is room for that growth to happen. Nurturing our expanding minds and hearts without feeding into the compulsion to judge or be “right” or “perfect” will produce the best results.
    Join Rev. Dr. TLC and her guest Tracie Jae as they say “Yes to the Mess!" They will be delving into the importance of being willing to have messy conversations and accepting that there will be mistakes made on the journey.
    Being willing to grow means giving yourself permission to dive into the deep end of all the resources at your disposal and preparing for revelations as you peel back the layers of your own privilege.
    Tune in for this important conversation at TalkRadio.nyc or watch the Facebook Livestream by Clicking Here.
    Show NotesSegment 1 Rev. Dr. TLC begins the show by introducing her guest, Traci Jae, who is also known as the “Quiet Rebel”. Traci Jae has started conversations to help change the status quo. She created 100 Voices, a guided conversation where women shared their personal cultural experiences.Traci Jae shares her go to practices for grounding herself. Silence is a way for Traci Jae to clear her mind and reset. She also mentions the Labyrinths Society where she currently serves as the region's representative. She shares that labyrinth is a way for her to meditate. Lastly, Traci Jae blows bubbles as a way to remember her breath and a way to watch the things that hinder her float away. Before the break, Traci Jae shares how she got the nickname “Quiet Rebel”. She connects the name to being an introvert and fighting against injustice. Rev. Dr. TLC and Traci Rae discuss ways to get involved and use your voice
    Segment 2Coming back from the break, Rev. Dr. TLC and Traci Rae discuss how Traci Rae curated 100 Voices. Traci Rae talks about her doubts in developing the event when it came close to the date and failed to reach her goal. Traci shared a moment she had while walking the labyrinth in her city three days before the event. She talks about a powerful message that made her realize she was concerned about the wrong thing. Before the break, Traci Rae discusses reaching her goal, the success of the event, and how it landed her an offer to repeat the project in Seattle.
    Segment 3Traci Jae lists honest, urgent, meaningful, and nuance as the meaning of h.u.m.a.n. They discuss what urgent means to Traci Jae. She defines urgency as something of personal importance. She clarifies that urgency doesn't have to equal abruptness. It’s an internal alert to take action. Before the break, Rev. Dr. TLC and Traci Jae talk about the meaning of nuance, the concept of centering one's lived experience. They talked about the hierarchy of despair, putting personal pain above others.
    Segment 4In the last segment, Traci Rae explains her acronym for love. She says Listen, Observe your own biases, Venture into unfamiliar territory, and Expect the best. Traci Rae believes following those guides can help for a healthy conversation; no matter the subject. Rev. Dr. TLC asks Traci Jae how she gets people to acknowledge their own biases. Traci Jae says noticing when something makes internal bells go off; maybe there's a bias to be addressed. Rev. Dr. TLC and Traci Jae discuss Traci Jae’s project, Liberation: Freeing ourselves from racism and patriarchy, with friend and co-creator Monica Chilson. It is a six week program that begins January 13th, 2022. At the end of the segment, Traci Jae left us with a blessing. “Thank you & Amen”.

    • 59 min

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