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Racial Equity in Homeschooling

"Transitioning to homeschooling was eye opening. This method uncovered how much my own conditioning about learning impacted my daughters. The system was a well-oiled and self-sustaining machine burnt into the recesses of my conscious and unconscious; marionette to the system. A natural learner myself, all that was left was to let go. But unschooling? Initially [...]
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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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Decolonizing Gender Activism

As an American African, part of Moji's deschooling journey has been unlearning and pointing out white supremacy in all it's hidden forms. In this final episode of the Wellness Spiral series, Moji uses bits of the book titled The Invention of Women: Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourses to emphasize the need to disrupt [...]
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Letter #5 + Risking Discomfort

Sometimes, it's okay not to be okay. This week's letter of support for people raising free people offers that reminder, plus some tools for standing in that truth. Plus, a sweet story about pushing past discomfort so you can make participate in the type of change you want to see in the world. RELATED LINKS [...]
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Wellness Spiral 3: Intuition + Trust

Episode 94 is the 3rd takeover of Wellness Spiral with Moji Yai plus support letter # 4. The Gainesville wellness scene is beautiful, and Elena Lakay is part of why. This is Elena's second pregnancy, her first was 22 years ago when she gave birth to beautiful twins! Elena and I discuss the differences so [...]
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Letter #3 + Apprenticeship Benefits

"It’s not on you to prove that homeschooling works." I agree with Julie Bogart for sure...BUT, as much as I would love for all of us to be able to be all, 'Bih ,dis what I’m doing for and with my family, and if you nuh like it you can gweh!' It’s not always that [...]
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Support & Sightings

Letters of support for people raising free people, meaning unschoolers and other folks in Self-Directed Education. Also, we're share our first deschooling sighting courtesy of Moji Yai. Her keen observation of Ralph Angel from Queen Sugar is a simple reminder of the ways schooling can be toxic. Plus, we're bringing up the ways that rhythm [...]
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Deschooling DC

Support letter #2 is here! Plus, a beautiful sentiment from a new mother, based in PG County with roots in DC. She (Najai Knox) started Deschooling DC as a means to resolve the issues that school causes and perpetuates, particularly for Black children. Listen to Najai's story--her why and what--and email her to encourage our [...]
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