Author: Safiah

Author: Safiah

Raising Free People Network Vibes

This week I'm sharing my plans to expand the Fare of the Free Child unschooling podcast community! I'll be producing a set of short-run series (podcasts that have a small, set number of episodes), and co-facilitating some Self-Directed Education training, and you should be part of that mix. I'll tell you how to get involved [...]
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Yoga for Healing While Mothering

Self-care in Black motherhood looks different than it would for other mothers. Charlotte-based yogi, Kelley Carboni-Woods, aka Peace Filled Mama, is an entrepreneur, hair stylist, and yoga teacher who believes in using yoga as a means of claiming freedom and healing from trauma. Kelley is clear that the freedom of her two sons depends, in [...]
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Making SDE More Accessible

Free SDE Tuition? Yes! But don't let the word free fool you. There is a major investment and potentially huge payoff to this particular solution to making SDE more accessible. Atiba Nicholas and Dr. Scott Speed founded Grow, a self-directed community for families to partner with their children for life and learning opportunities. Based in [...]
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The Social Impact of SDE

Trudi Lebron is the first to tell you she's an excellent student. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. and that level of commitment didn't start in adulthood. In fact it started in her humble beginnings as a high-school dropout who had two sons by the time she was 17. Trudi felt that the world had [...]
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Accelerating SDE Through Social Justice

Atlanta parents, educators, and caregivers gathered in Clarkston for the first Liberation and Education Summit on February 3 of this year. Unschoolers, homeschoolers, and various families and individuals in self-directed and alternative education convened to discuss the ways social justice is, and can be even more deliberately, part of our movement toward raising happy, conscious, [...]
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Wakanda Unschooling

I knew people were unschooling in Africa, but yo, Wakanda is blazing new trails! Wait 'til they get...real. The country where a brilliant young girl runs the country's technology, a young and newly-made king decides that some aspects of his culture and tradition are ready for change, and gender equity is fully recognized; Wakanda is [...]
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Black Minimalism

Yolanda V. Acree is the founder of Black Minimalists and believer in Black liberation. She is part of a growing group of People of Color who choose to live simply, and to own their freedom by breaking out of standard, oppressive ideas and lifestyles. Yolanda is a digital nomad currently living in Mexico, and growing [...]
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Laughter + Living Well

New Jersey-based entrepreneur, Kim Hester and her husband Jamal, decided that Self-Directed Education is the best way for them to give their daughter, SaHura, a shot at confident autonomy. They're new to unschooling, but not to deschooling, because they've been helping their community deschool their relationships with food and their bodies. #POCinSDE Kimberly Hester is [...]
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Deep Work + Dora Life

In this episode, Ieishah Clelland talks to us about transience, self-mothering, and the importance of forgiving ourselves. We're talking about healing work that happens through parenting as well, and you'll hear how Ieishah's intuition-driven travels were more than merely wanderlust, and actually how she made room for her husband and their daughters to manifest in [...]
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Decisions + Doula Work

In this episode, Florida-based unschooling mother and community-minded organizer Moji Yai talks about deschooling and self-care. She is among the Black doulas who are helping women deschool from broken ideas about our bodies. Through the connecting to the earth, releasing the need to control, and decolonizing her health and wellness practices, we can reclaim ourselves. [...]
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