Author: Safiah

Author: Safiah

A Community Collage of Voices

This episode includes some of the experiences of other families exploring Self-Directed Education. From a veteran teacher turned Self-Directed Education advocate, to frustrations with ageism, to fundraisers for love-centered t-shirts, we're talking about the ways people are raising free people. #BIPOCinSDE RELATED LINK See the Love Y'all Tees from Scott's segment SUPPORT THE SHOW OTHER WAYS [...]
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The Deschooler’s Dictionary

In our efforts to raise free people, we cannot ever exclude our own selves. Are you here because you're wondering how to deschool? Maybe you made your way to this page by actively looking for resources to nurture a better relationship with a child you love. Or maybe you're interested in this idea of a [...]
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Vulnerability in Pregnancy

What do you know about black maternal mortality rates? Listen in to get insights on the issues black women face during pregnancy and the birthing process. In this second episode of Moji's Wellness Spiral series, her guest, Kimberly Staton, shares her pregnancy and birth experience as a black woman whose weight made her pregnancy high [...]
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Raising the Queer, Black, and Free

This episode is in support of the queer, black child. Alicia Lucas (from Episode 81) and her husband have five children. They used to say they have four daughters and one son, but they’re learning to practice a different narrative. Today, Alicia and her husband tell people they have three daughters, one son, and a [...]
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Surviving Survival Mode – Getting Unstuck

In Part 2 of Monique Allison's self-care, motherhood, and adulting podcast, Surviving Survival Mode, she talks about the feelings that kept her stuck in the very space she wanted to emerge out of. She also shares the "not enough" mindset that showed up, what helped her create a shift and how journaling played a major [...]
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Our Deschooling Circle in Tuscon

In Tuscon, Arizona, there are several families, many of whom are of Mexican descent, are seeing the ways Self-Directed Education supports a mindset of decolonizing education and returning to community and culture. This episode is a recap of an event for BIPOC using unschooling and other forms of self-directed studies to liberate themselves from oppressive [...]
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Disrupting Our Disturbing Diet Habits

We're deschooling diets up in here! In episode 1 of Wellness Spiral with Moji Yai, we’re talking about disrupting eating habits and decolonizing food activism. Thanks to the candor of Moji’s guest, Christine Pierrelys, you’ll hear about one woman’s ongoing journey with cultivating a healthy personal and spiritual relationship with food. They’ll also touch on [...]
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Moving Abroad to Design Your Liberation

Single Mom Travel: Here's the story of Aja Rutledge, a single mother who moved abroad with her son, to design their liberation: Put your kid in public school, you fight through the fight, and you build your life around the best school district you can afford. And you find a good job to help you [...]
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Ujima and Unschooling in New Jersey

Thanks to this engaged group of New Jersey unschoolers, this episode will be particularly dope for folks who want to start doing more in-person community building, face to face, around understanding and practicing SDE. That lack of local community is a tough space from which to grow. That’s the #1 gratitude expression that I get [...]
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Curing Colonized Imaginations

In episode 80, I am going to offer you a definition for unschooling, so you can invite people in your life to listen to episode 80. I was inspired by the bell hooks quote about how our imaginations have been colonized, and I want to talk about ways to free ourselves from a colonized imagination. [...]
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