Author: Kris

Author: Kris

Togethering the Othered

Is mindful parenting sustainable. Can Caribbean people, for example, with all our deep familiarity in the art of loving yet intimidation-based parenting, actually learn how to consistently be in respect-based, partnership-centered relationships with our children? Can our children call us on our b.s. and still feel not only safe, but heard and respected for expressing [...]
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Parenting Workshop FAQs

More about Parenting Patois IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS ONLY? No. Parenting Patois is for adults who identify as part of a child's support system. This includes biological and adoptive fathers and mothers, primary caretakers and family members, and facilitators of Self-Directed Education. Grandparents, cousins, aunts, godparents, and adult siblings are welcome here. IS THIS [...]
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On Fight, Flight and Trust

Jennifer "Astarte Rising" Lane is the mother of two grown unschoolers. She, along with the wisdom of Itiel McVay, another long-time unschooling mama, are our guides for this episode. Itiel (purveyor of amazing self-care body-and-soul resources over at smellgoodspa.com) reads our second-to-last letter of support for the season, and it deals with fight or flight [...]
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One Single Mama’s Thrive Mode

In this final episode of Surviving Survival Mode, Monique had the pleasure of talking to Darcel of The Mahogany Way Blog. They talked about what Survival Mode looked like for Darcel as a single mother unschooling with her kids. We get into what she did to maintain a sense of self, the reality of feeling [...]
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Sudbury & Healing Work in Nashville

We're talking about healing work this week! Sonia was already on Episode 42 talking about getting free and taking her daughters, and the families in her Nashville community, along for their own versions of freedom. Now, Nashville Sudbury School is open, and the work has evolved. In this episode, Sonia and I talk about the [...]
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podcast-test

In this episode, Atlanta-based wellness entrepreneur, Chante’ Smith, talks about how she and her partner facilitate multiple learning paths within their household. Their children, Chloe (11), S'vaan (9), and Sekou (4) are teaching the adults in their home exactly what they need to thrive. We also talk about early diagnosis of Asperger’s, learning to trust ourselves [...]
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I had fought

too hard to create and to love the woman I had become, and I had survived too much not to thrive. There was no way I was going to leave my healing to chance.  And so I eventually decided to put my truth in front of my doubts, and go where I was being called.  […]

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If we risk

expression by exploring ourselves, deciding how we want to feel, and committing to living that feeling–we’re gonna need to find our tribe so that we are supported through the journey. This mixtape is from and for that tribe, specifically for this journey toward radical self-expression.

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A Radical Cypher

–if Akilah’s involved, includes Dialogue. Storytelling. A Live DJ. Live Art. Spoken Word. Musical Performances–all in honor of women who risk expression.

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A Monk Walks His Path

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