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Racial Equity in SDE

This episode, we’re recapping the Liberation and Education Summit that happened this month in metro Atlanta (Clarkston) Georgia. Maleka Diggs, Tamika Middleton, and Patty Zavala all discussed aspects of racial equity in Self-Directed Education. The panel was moderated by Kelly Henderson, Ph.D., and the related conversations during the conference were co-facilitated by the staff of [...]
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Love, Trust & Identity

Love, Trust, Identity - that’s the flow of the conversation Kelly Henderson will guide us on for the duration of this episode. She is a college professor, and an unschooling mama of five children. She is brilliant and funny and hella focused on Black Love, and I’m talking beyond romantic love. I’m talking love that [...]
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Spirituality in Parenting

Let’s have a conversation about spirituality in parenting. So much of what we do and affirm and get validated by is schoolish in nature, and toxic for us. It’s a prove it, show your work, impress someone in authority, push past this, show up like this, be normal in this way, and be exceptional in [...]
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My Education, My Liberation – Johannesburg

“A conversation on the freedom of education through the lenses of Self-Directed Education, what freedom in education can look like, and how we can create liberatory practices in ourselves and our communities.” - How do we define freedom? - Does our education ensure our freedom? If so, how? - What is the important of unconditional [...]
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Raising Free & Aware People

Why This Now (A note from Zakiyya Ismail) ”There’s a contestation between the dominant messaging in our society and our goals as unschoolers in raising free people. The dominant society we live in is patriarchal, racist, ableist, homophobic and adultist.  It’s evident in in the way language is used, TV shows, jokes, books etc. Our [...]
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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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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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