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The Unleashed Voice Talk / Podcast Show
The Unleashed Voice Talk Show/Podcast has become our primary virtual space to centering important discussions about systemic issues directly affecting our beloved community. At the beginning of 2020 the entire world declared a pandemic due to the invasion of the Coronavirus. The impact of this virus has crippled all aspect of normalcy in our daily lives. Individuals with HIV/AIDS are deemed high risk to succumb to this infection. The sheer trauma has created an unforeseen public health "mental health crisis!" In response to these new challenges we launched our live streaming show via all streaming Podcast platforms to reach our community with impactful information.
we get to tell our own story
Education | Empowerment | Enrichment
"FIGHTING INEQUALITY THROUGH COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMMING FOR THE BLACK LGBTQ COMMUNITY "
Relationship Unleashed was founded in Memphis, TN 2014 by two passionate African American community leaders, Dr. Davin D. Clemons and his mother Gwendolyn D. Clemons, MBA, PRC with the purpose to create social, cultural, and professional equity for members of the Black LGBTQ + community and the community of Shelby County, TN. One area in particular that they found problematic in Memphis was the continuous rise in new HIV diagnosis in Black same gender loving men and Black cis-gendered women. This was alarming because those folxs looked like them, their son, brother, sister and friends. The city they loved so much has been ranked in the top 10 in new HIV diagnosis for years. In order to help reduce the new HIV diagnosis numbers they knew it was going to take the trust of the community to align with an agency committed to this change. In Memphis, TN "People Living Positively" need and deserve an opportunity to thrive and live productively. What started as a grassroot movement in 2014, has grown into a multilevel organization were Relationship Unleashed have expanded to include "T-AWARE" an initiative for the Transgender & GNC community, "SiStars" an educational, peer-to-peer support group for Cis-Black Women living positively with HIV. This work to end the stigma and existence of HIV has become a labor of love, where they regularly used personal (out-of-pocket) funding to ensure the community have the proper services they need. The Clemonses put a lot of thought and actionable efforts into how they wanted to enter into the nonprofit sector. One pillar of their distinction would be "if they were for the people then the people should be out front leading." In order to achieve this they had to be intentional about employing and empowering trans-gendered and same-gender loving folxs, promoting the health and dignity of those impacted by drug use with Harm Reduction practices.
Relationship Unleashed featured during the 2021 32nd GLAAD Media Awards
OUR Programs & initiatives
Relationship Unleashed Monthly Educational Programs
(Health Education, Wellness, Advocacy, Empowerment)
The Unleashed Voice Podcast Show
T-AWARE Trans & GNC Services
The Memphis Center of Black Equity
The Path Forward "Social Justice, Faith, & the Black LGBQIA+
WRAPAROUND Memphis - Harm Reduction Education
With these initiatives, we fulfill our mission by centering our programs to address the health and wellness issues confronting the Black Community, particularly the LGBTQIA+. This is achieved through our educational and advocacy services. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
"Think Big to Solve Problems & Tackle New Ideas
We take pride in our work regarding a clear understanding about systemic issues affecting the LGBTQ + community. This indepth understanding allows Relationship Unleashed to center services based on a needs assessment model.
Services are appropriated on an individual, community or institutional level.
Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.
Elevate by Uplifting
Collaboration is Important
Each connection is a pillow of support that makes us stronger & creates an organiztion second to none.
LGBTQIA+ Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consulting
Making a Difference in the Workplace
Relationship Unleashed provides comprehensive consulting, training, and education to promote and sustain diversity.
Our specialist are experts in developing and delivering programs to promote and sustain diversity, inclusion, equity, and respect.
We see every challenge as an opportunity, and this initiative helps us ensure that our partners are better prepared to manage the unique situations they find themselves in. We are invested in an innovative approach that empowers our community and delivers the support they need, when they need it.
MEET OUR dynamic TEAM
Gwendolyn D. Clemons, M.B.A., M.S.M. PRC
Gwendolyn D. Clemons, B.A., MBA, MSM, PRC
Chief Executive Officer of Relationship Unleashed; Editor-in-Chief of The Unleashed Voice Media firm,
Gwendolyn is a 25-year retired Counseling Supervisor with Shelby County Government, Founder of ‘Unleash Your Vision’ a Behavioral Modification Coaching Business for Women of Color, Gwendolyn is certified in Management Behavioral Modifications Specialists (Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Trauma-Informed Care, Mental Wellness, Parenting, AA) Certified Recovery Coach, Public Speaker, Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator, Nonprofit Management, Community Services, and Spiritual Counseling
2023 Panelist, SisterReach, Faith, Advocacy & Religion Symposium
2023 Panelist, Wake Forest University, Healing at the Intersections Summit, Nashville, TN
2023 Panelist, NASTAD SOUTHERN REGIONAL SSP INSTITUTE
2023 Women ICON Recognition by National Center for Civil & Human Rights LGBTQ Institute
2022 Speaker, iElevate Conference, Vision Community Foundation, ATL
2022 Facilitator, SOS Symposium, Southern AIDS Coalition, ATL
2022 Facilitator, National Harm Reduction Coalition, San Juan, Puerto
2021 MLK 50 News, Unsung, Unbowed, Unstoppable Woman of Memphis
2021 POZ Magazine Top 100 Black HIV Advocates
2021 Dr. Marye Bernard Ally Award by Friends for Life
2021 31st Annual GLAAD Media Spotlight
2020 Light of Hope Award by the Shelby County Health Department for Business of the Year
2019 Tennessee Pride of Champion of Pride by The Advocate Magazine
2019 Memphis LGBT Woman of the Year
The Unleashed Voice Radio (TUV) Show is a compliment to our program services. TUV Radio celebrated 9 years of serving the LGBTQIA+ & Memphis Community in 2023. Due to the Coronavirus "Stay Home Orders" in March of 2020, The Unleashed Voice Radio Show changed it's format to a Podcast/Talk Show that is streamed on Facebook & YouTube Live. The Unleashed Voice Show now broadcasts every monthly on all podcast platforms and our Youtube channel "The Unleashed Voice." The purpose of the Unleashed Brand remains unchanged as it pertains to serving the broader LGBTQ community and other ethno-racial and marginalized communities around the U.S. As such, TUV Radio Show has a diverse programming and feature various types of relationship advice, AIDS/HIV Awareness, news shows, expert guests, spoken word and possibly music but a strong emphasis will be on; promoting healthy relationship advice, building self-esteem and awareness within the LGBTQ+ community, parents of gay children, local talent, reproductive justice topics, celebrity news, social and political topics, mental health awareness, women health, educations, LGBTQ Youth issues, and any other issues that raise a higher community awareness.