Dismantle Racism with Rev. Dr. TLC

Rev Dr Terrlyn Curry Avery

Uncover, dismantle, and eradicate racism and create a world where racial equity is the norm.


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.


Rev. Dr. TLC’s audience will be invited to move from history to healing as she and her guest dismantle racism by tapping into our sacred intelligence, a process which invites each of us to recognize our shared humanity. It’s time for each of us to uncover, dismantle, and eradicate racism and create a world where racial equity is an everyday experience for all.


Taking Responsibility for White Male Fragility (Part 2)
Jul 28 2022
Taking Responsibility for White Male Fragility (Part 2)
WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?Listeners will be more equipped to recognize the connections between hyper-masculinity and the perpetuation of racism. Men will be able to notice the ways hyper-masculine socialization affects their own lives, learn to better care for themselves emotionally, and be part of the solution towards dismantling these suffocating systems.EPISODE SUMMARY:Oppressive constructs such as white supremacy, patriarchy, and heteronormativity can seem independent, however, they work in tandem every day. The generalized qualifications of masculinity and femininity that are systematically asserted throughout our lives serve white supremacy and the oppression/suppression of all people.⁣After Part 1, the lively discussion continued off-screen. Rev. Dr. TLC will be joined again by Boysen Hodgson to dig deeper into the discussion about the ways hyper-masculinity harms men (and their loved ones) emotionally and contributes to white supremacy/racism, misogyny, and anti-LGBTQ+ culture.How can a white man unlearn harmful concepts, nurture his emotional life, and use his social standing to dismantle white supremacy?Twitter/IG: @boysenhwww.boysenh.comwww.mkpusa.orgEPISODE QUOTE: White men are afraid of white men. White Women are afraid of white men and then black and brown people are taught to be afraid of white men. - Rev Dr. TLC   Tune in for this important conversation at TalkRadio.nyc or watch the Facebook Livestream by Clicking Here.
Wrestling with the Complexities of Racism
Jul 21 2022
Wrestling with the Complexities of Racism
WHAT WILL THE AUDIENCE LEARN?Dr. Palmer will share a personal account of her experience with the inner work as well as external interactions that we part of her journey with contributing to the solution. Listeners will get some context around the connections between colonialism, our economy, and racism, as well as tools to challenge these systems on a daily basis.EPISODE SUMMARY:The ideals and practices of colonialism are at the root of racism, and specifically, anti-blackness around the world.Colonialism has and continues to be fuel for the global economy at the expense of many peoples and often entire countries, especially those inhabited mostly by BIPOC. Due to these ideals being so indoctrinated in our history and culture, their symptoms go unnoticed daily.London native and French resident, Dr. Alison Palmer, will join Rev. Dr. TLC to discuss the global social impact of colonialism and its intersection with racism. They will explore the white liberal feminist perspective from a personal point of view and the belief systems and behaviors that can either continue fundamentally racist legacies of colonial patriarchal structures or contribute to healing and transformation in the world. How do we move into actions that challenge racist and imperialist ties to the global economy and grapple with our own place in it? QUOTE:Tune in for this important conversation at TalkRadio.nyc or watch the Facebook Livestream by Clicking Here.
Intimacy of Race
Mar 31 2022
Intimacy of Race
This week on Dismantle Racism, Rev. Dr TLC welcomes best selling author Eva Medilek.We are all deeply connected, even though we imagine ourselves to be different from one another based on race, class, gender, and more. We create narratives that prevent us from seeing the wounds of others and/or about whether we are capable of  disrupting systems that perpetuate those wounds. Even when we are similar, we might find ourselves shying away from addressing the hurts and pains thrown at us. Do you ever wonder how you fit into the puzzle of ending oppressive systems? Join Rev. Dr. TLC and her guest, Eva Medilek, as they discuss the intimacy of race and the shifts that each of us can take to move us forward in our journey to end racism.  Eva will discuss how she changed her professional practices and the importance of communication in creating safe spaces for people of color. Tune in for this important conversation at TalkRadio.nyc or watch the Facebook Livestream by Clicking Here. Segment 1 To start the show, Rev. Dr. TLC introduced her guest, best-selling author Eva Medilek. Eva talked about teaching individuals how to engage in communication. Eva later adds on the importance of staying grounded as an individual and having morning routines to set up success markers.Segment 2 Following the first break, Eva talks about what made her “shift” in her work. She says the murder of Geroge Floyd gave her an awakening which led her to want to teach white people how to speak up correctly. As a result, Eva created an allyship awareness form to have powerful black women speak and have white people listen.Segment 3In the third segment, Eva speaks on the importance of continuing the work of the people who worked hard for us in the past. Next, Eva goes into detail in her book The Intimacy Of Race. Lastly,  Eva tells the story of how her father was Martin Luther King Jr bodyguard, leading to a robust discussion of the difficulties of black cops.Segment 4For the last segment, a conversation revolving around listening and creating a safe space. The conversation started with a unique framework Eva used for listening. Eva discussed the importance of listening to understand the fact. This segment speaks volumes about how we can move forward together as a people.
Empower Ourselves, Disempower Racism
Mar 24 2022
Empower Ourselves, Disempower Racism
Listeners will gain insight into the specific effects racism has on us and what tools they can use to empower themselves and therefore work to dismantle racism.Racism's far reaches affect all of us deeply, in ways we do not even realize. Like any constant stress, it takes a toll on us physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. Coping with any stress, especially one that is perpetuated throughout most systems and institutions including those that govern our lives requires intentional practice.⁣ ⁣ Join Rev. Dr. TLC and her guests, Devin Berry and Tara Mulay! Tara and Devin are Insight Meditation practitioners. They and Rev. Dr. TLC will discuss how racism weighs on our hearts and minds, and how we can work to dismantle racism by empowering ourselves.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Tune in for this important conversation at TalkRadio.nyc or watch the Facebook Livestream by Clicking Here.Show NotesSegment 1Rev. Dr. TLC introduces her guest Devin Berry and Tara Mulay to start the show. Tara began by giving a meditation by supporting our presence, knowing where our body is, and providing positive affirmations. Tara then speaks about her journey. Devin follows this up by telling his journey and why he started practicing meditation after being targeted by the police.Segment 2In this segment, we learn how using the practice of mindfulness helps you deal with emotions and plays a part in not taking your anger out on someone that is there to support you. We also learn what truly is mindfulness, which allows one to have space in whatever capacity the user chooses. This segment was an excellent breakdown of what meditation is.Segment 3We learn how to practice meditation in this segment, understanding your views and experience before giving advice. This practice helps with self-compassion, develops a better relationship with life, and re-invokes the principle of love and kindness. Meditation is not the only piece in solving traumatic experiences, but it is a complimentary bit to solving them.Segment 4In this segment, the conversation revolves around how mindfulness can help white people hold themselves accountable in a supportive way. As well as all coming together by finding a common thread that can help move the needle in dismantling racism. This practice teaches not to run away from your experience but confront it—this is a powerful episode in understanding yourself and why certain things happen.