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Dr. Tamara MC's a featured guest on many podcasts.

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She is available to speak about cults, child marriage, polygamy, domestic violence, motherhood, empty-nesting, women’s issues, divorce, dating, writing, memoir, and many other topics.

She is also happy to speak endlessly about unicorns, Barbie, and her unicorn pup. 

Where I'm From #120 By Tamara MC

Where I'm From

Alyson Shelton

Thank you, Tamara, for your powerful poem and our conversation about identity, uncovering pieces of ourselves in our writing and how that same writing can help us become whole.

Episode 256: Cults, Child Marriage and ADHD Optimism with Dr. Tamara MC

ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka

Tracy Otsuka

Dr. Tamara MC is a cult, child marriage, and human trafficking Lived Experience Expert who advocates for girls and women to live free from gender-based violence worldwide…

Tamara MC- Child bride in the USA

The Divorcing Religion Podcast

Janice Selbie

My guest today is a freedom activist for girls and women worldwide. Dr. Tamara MC is a social scientist and linguist who explores how language is used to manipulate vulnerable populations…

I Was a Child Bride: Dr. Tamara MC on the Language of Manipulation (Part 1)

A Little Bit Culty

Sarah Edmondson & Anthony “Nippy” Ames

When she was only 12-years-old, Dr. Tamara MC had a secret wedding ceremony in the middle of the night. Shrouded in pitch black and with no one present but her new…

I Was a Child Bride: Dr. Tamara MC on the Language of Manipulation (Part 2)

A Little Bit Culty

Sarah Edmondson & Anthony “Nippy” Ames

In part two of our conversation with Dr. Tamara MC, we get into everything that happened after she was married in a secret wedding ceremony, including attending the…

Child Bride Quits Cult, But Still Struggles With Certain Brainwashed Beliefs

2 Lives

Laurel Morales

After years of being forced to be a child bride in a cult and keep it a secret, today Tamara belongs to herself, but she still struggles with certain brainwashed beliefs and remains…

Surviving Child Marriage w/ Tamara MC, Ph. D.

IndoctriNation

Rachel Bernstein

Dr. Tamara MC is a cult, child marriage, and human trafficking survivor and activist who advocates worldwide for girls and women to live free from gender-based violence. Her…

Religious Texas Commune — Part 1: “The Most Beloved”

Was I in a Cult?

Kast Media

Raised by two Jewish parents, Tamara and her family are splintered when her father finds a new religion. Five-year-old Tamara is now forced to live two separate worlds…

Religious Texas Commune — Part 2: “The Least Beloved"

Was I in a Cult?

Kast Media

Tamara, the beloved, has just been upgraded from the commune to the big house on the hill with the leader and his multiple wives.

But it isn’t long before she realizes that…

S2 Ep.26: Dr. Tamara MC (P1) on the Sufi based cult she grew up in which has led her to advocacy work & writing on Child Marriage, & Human Trafficking.

Project Hope Podcast

Jennifer French

Dr. Tamara MC is a cult, child marriage, and human trafficking survivor. She advocates worldwide for girls and women to live free…

S2 Ep.26: Dr. Tamara MC (P2) on the Sufi based cult she grew up in which has led her to advocacy work & writing on Child Marriage, & Human Trafficking.

Project Hope Podcast

Jennifer French

Dr. Tamara MC is a cult, child marriage, and human trafficking survivor. She advocates worldwide for girls and women to live free…

52. Unchained: Tamara's Story

Method & Madness

Dawn Gandhi

She was 5 when her father joined a cult. She was 12 when she was forced into a child marriage. Today, she is telling her story.
Dr. Tamara MC is an Applied Linguist who researches language, culture, and identity…

Ep. 237 Sufism and Child Brides Miniseries Part 1 - Interview with Tamara MC, PhD

Cult Vault

Kacey

In this episode, I chat with Tamara MC, PhD. Dr. Tamara MC is a freedom activist for girls and women worldwide. She is a social scientist and linguist who explores how…

Ep. 237 Sufism and Child Brides Miniseries Part 2 - Interview with Tamara MC, PhD

Cult Vault

Kacey

In this episode, I chat with Tamara MC, PhD. Dr. Tamara MC is a freedom activist for girls and women worldwide. She is a social scientist and linguist who explores how…

Ep. 237 Sufism and Child Brides Miniseries Part 3 - Interview with Tamara MC, PhD

Cult Vault

Kacey

In this episode, I chat with Tamara MC, PhD. Dr. Tamara MC is a freedom activist for girls and women worldwide. She is a social scientist and linguist who explores how…

Child Marriage and Modern Day Slavery: Tamara's Story

Cult Hacker

Stephen & Celine Mather

Tamara MC, PhD tells her story of living in a Sufi cult from the age of 5 years old. Tamara talks about her strong beliefs whilst a child member, and her indoctrination to stay…

Episode 168: Breaking from a Marriage that took place at the age of 12?! Dr. Celia Williamson

Emancipation

Celia Williamson, PhD

At the end of 7th grade Tamara MC was forced to marry a much older man in secret. Beginning at the age of 12, she spent her school years in classes and her summers as…

Tween Marriage and the Culture of Polygamy with Tamara

Generation Cult

Dhyana Levey

Tamara grew up in a Sufi polygamist organization in the US and England. Her father joined the group when she was 5 and she soon found herself torn between a…

Interview with Tamara MC on the Healing Journey after Leaving a Cult

The Truth that heals

Ryan Anthony Hernandez

In todays episode we listen to Dr. Tamara MC share her story from the time she was in a religious cult as well as her experiences after leaving the cult. 

Episode 139 – Child Bride – Growing Up In A Sufi Community

Shunned Podcast

Michael Shemwell

Today Tamara MC, PhD is an author and activist for women and girls. Growing up, Tamara’s father joined a Sufi cult that took her father away and left her with the…

Tamara MC, PhD discusses becoming a "child bride" from a Muta Marriage

Again for the First Time Podcast

Darren Redmond

Tamara MC, PhD is an author, academic, artist and activist. We discuss her time in a cult and a Muta marriage making her a “child bride” and so much.

Loved Ones Inside a Cult - Session One of the 12 Hour Live Stream

Cult Vault

Kacey

In this segment of the recent 12 hour stream, I chat with writer’s Erika Bornman and Tamara MC about their experiences growing up in different religious communities. We…

[Extra: Live Reddit Talk] Child Bride & Social Scientist Dr. Tamara MC PhD on Coercion, Cults as a Child

FrankieFilesPodcast: The Cults Are Out There

Frankie Files

The child bride and forced child sex connection of multiple guests I’ve had is referenced such as her work on the review…

Tamara's a Contributor to Over 60 Outlets

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FAQ

How do you pronounce my name?

My name is pronounced:

“Tamara” like the sun will come out tomorrow.

“MC” like emcee, not McDonalds. 

My students often call me Doc MC, and you can too.

What is a Unicorn Activist?

Someone who believes in the magical strength of all girls, women, and female-identifying humans to live free in matriarchal magnificence.

 

And yes, I did make up this title. 

What's with all the pink? And Unicorns?

Pink is power. Unicorns represents our eternal search for magic. 

You deal with such a heavy topics but your website is so joyful. Why?

Joy is transgressive. Being joyful is activism.

 

“Joy and pain

Like sunshine and rain”

(From the lyrics of Rob Base.)

You mention girls and women. Are others welcome?

Absolutely!

 

This is an inclusive space, and anyone who supports our mission is welcome.

What's up with the Barbie theme?

I’ve loved Barbie since I was a little girl. She was able to do all the things I dreamed of before I was physically able. 

 

Barbie was my girl way before the movie premiered.

What do cults and unicorns have in common?

Absolutely nothing. That’s exactly why unicorns are the symbol of my brand and my website. Unicorns stand for freedom. 

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