“Divesting from the system of whiteness, I think you have to do that to actually step into being,
because the system of whiteness is nothing but inauthentic.”
- Tommy Allgood
We are kicking off the new year with a candid conversation about racism, rooting out whiteness and sugarcoating. Join Becka and new co-host Tommy Algood as they talk openly about their friendship and what lead Tommy to join the Permission to BE podcast.
A Note from Tommy...
My name is Thomas Garvin but you can call me Tommy Allgood. (There’s a story behind the name but that’s for a later blog post).
So who am I? Simply put, I’m a healer and a helper. Embracing that truth is liberating. Let me also say, that it’s also the Ethos that we are building in our collective consciousness as a human species. My work revolves around furthering that ethos.
I come from humble beginnings and my journey has been fostered in immense love and grace. I am from and currently reside in Charlotte, NC. Like many, I was handed a version of spirituality in my youth that was very narrow and limited; One that fostered many deep and traumatic gashes in the mental psyche. This can be the effect of organized belief systems designed to control the mind via behaviors. This led me on what I like to term as the 'Journey of Questions'. I begin to ask that question that we all ask in our life at some point, perhaps at multiple junctures: Who am I and what is my purpose?
The journey led to a simple answer, but to say the journey was simple is not giving credit to the work that we must go through to discover that purpose. So. I am a healer and a helper. My life’s work now is to share the tools that helped me on my path and to help you discover your purpose, your joy. A purpose that revolves around helping people like you cope well with the emotional baggage that may be holding you back and rediscovering the light that may have been dimmed by the hustle and bustle of life.
Be sure to check out her work and art. Also don’t forget to
download her app ‘Kwanzaa’ for more educational content and
Educational Reference Work:
Layla F. Saad - Good Ancestors Podcast
Other collections of Audrey’s work
American Author, professor, feminist, social activist
Don Miguel Ruiz
‘The Four Agreements’