Tag: podcast

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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Deschooling Politics and Parenting

Daritcia Rivera talks about living on her home island of Puerto Rico while navigating education, politics, and personal beliefs. She is deschooling from her old ideas, learning about the history of her island, and embracing being Black and self-directed. In this short segment, she talks about International Worker's Day (May Day) and its connection to [...]
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Surviving Survival Mode – Emerging Out…

In Part One, Emerging Out of Survival Mode, single mother, entrepreneur, and Self-Directed Education advocate, Monique Allison, talks about pain, shame, adulting, and learning that surviving just isn't enough. She'll introduce her listeners to the change-up process, an agile learning tool used in many self-directed learning collaborative spaces. Plus, she'll talk about taking change-up hella [...]
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Through, Not Around, Our Feelings

Sometimes my daughters need to see me in my impatient space. Sometimes I can’t plead for their understanding — I have to inspire that shit through raw emotion and honest, unfiltered, non-violent expression. That’s my truth. The reality is that any person I love, including my daughters, can deeply hurt my feelings. Does this mean [...]
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Deepening and Discovery

In this episode, we'll talk about the importance of recognizing the connection between unschooling and spirituality. When we see how the practice of raising free people is changing our perspectives and our habits, it might be time to revisit the personal leadership practices that were aligned with the not-true you. Mad question askin' along with [...]
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Young, Self-Directed and Black

Don't let these skewed media images have you out here thinking Self-Directed Education is only for white people. It isn't; it's for any and everybody who wants it, and Chantrisse Parks, a black, self-directed young person, is one example of the varying faces of self-directed studies. Chantrisse is a brilliant example of that young, gifted, [...]
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What Does Raising Free People Mean?

Basically, when we say we’re raising free people, we’ve decided that respect and love, not fear and control, will be how we raise and regard the youngest members of our homes and our society. It's a form of respectful parenting, but even more so, it's about living out our belief in liberation to the benefit [...]
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Series Trailers & Trust Issues

Listen to clips from three upcoming Raising Free People Network podcast series, and then let's talk about trust issues in our relationships with children and ourselves. All of this is part of an ongoing movement toward normalized liberation for black people and for people of color the world over, who commit to forming community around [...]
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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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