Saira Siddiqui is creating space to grow critical thinking in young and old alike
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patrons

"Education does not transform the world.
Education changes people.
People change the world."
- Paulo Freire
WELCOME!
My name is Saira Siddiqui and I am the creator of the blog, Confessions of a Muslim Mom. This is a space where I write about issues I feel passionately about. I am the child of Pakistani and Indian immigrants to the US and identify with being Muslim, American, female, Asian, Desi, and many intersecting identities. 

I am a former public school teacher turned stay at home mom of three, unschooled children. Raised in the Midwest, I lived in Texas for most of my adult Life. In 2018 my husband and I decided to move our family to Colombia in the hopes that the experience would give us greater perspective and more appreciation for cultural diversity. 

After seeing the importance of self direction and passion driven education with my children, I returned to the University of Houston in 2015 to earn a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Social Education.

An avid reader and blogger since 2010, I've been featured on NPR parents, Parents Magazine, Yahoo parents, and Forbes.com. I use my writing to continue to challenge group think and conscious and unconscious bias. But mostly, I use my platform as a space to share my story. 

Indeed, hearts and minds are shaped, not by facts, but by stories. 

You can find me on Facebook and Instagram @confessionsofamuslimmom, where I am currently creating a book club for adults and children with Liz Kleinrock @teachandtransform. 

Courses
I am also in the process of developing several online courses, a few of which are 1) Appreciation versus Appropriation—How to Engage With Different Cultures, 2) Growing Global Citizens at Home—A Toolkit for Anti-bias Education at Home 3) Media Bias and It’s Impact 4) Get Out of My Head! Ridding Yourself of a Post Colonial Mindset 5) Unschooling—Everything you need to get started and 6) Unschooling your school going child. 

Would you like to support my work?


Some Patreon content creators use this platform to share content with their supporters. I do not. The work that you support is shared on my platforms for free. It's important to me to spread the ideas of raising socially conscious and critically thinking children to everyone.

Patreon makes it easy for writers and content creators like myself to get the support of those who might find some benefit in what I do. There are different levels of support, each with its own benefits. ALL levels bring benefit to our community—by funding my work and allowing me to curate beneficial content that is accessible to all. 

Tiers
Keep it up!
$1 or more per month
This tier is for folks to show their love and support.
Peekaboo, I see you!
$3 or more per month
This tier is designed for folks to show their support for this work and the value it has brought to their lives. *High Five*
Extreme Couponing Crew
$7 or more per month
This tier is designed for folks to show their support for this work and the value it has brought to their lives. 


Members will receive a discount code for all courses, and second dibs at signing up.

Committed to the Cause
$15 or more per month
This tier is designed for folks to show their support for this work and the value it has brought to their lives.


Members will be eligible to attend all courses for FREE! Members will also have first dibs at signing up for courses.


Book Besties
$25 or more per month
This tier will receive all the benefits of the previous tier (Committed to the Cause), but is for those who want to give additionally to help support my time in working on a book.  


In addition to the above benefits, Book Besties will also get to read unreleased portions of my manuscript, as well as give feedback.

"Education does not transform the world.
Education changes people.
People change the world."
- Paulo Freire
WELCOME!
My name is Saira Siddiqui and I am the creator of the blog, Confessions of a Muslim Mom. This is a space where I write about issues I feel passionately about. I am the child of Pakistani and Indian immigrants to the US and identify with being Muslim, American, female, Asian, Desi, and many intersecting identities. 

I am a former public school teacher turned stay at home mom of three, unschooled children. Raised in the Midwest, I lived in Texas for most of my adult Life. In 2018 my husband and I decided to move our family to Colombia in the hopes that the experience would give us greater perspective and more appreciation for cultural diversity. 

After seeing the importance of self direction and passion driven education with my children, I returned to the University of Houston in 2015 to earn a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Social Education.

An avid reader and blogger since 2010, I've been featured on NPR parents, Parents Magazine, Yahoo parents, and Forbes.com. I use my writing to continue to challenge group think and conscious and unconscious bias. But mostly, I use my platform as a space to share my story. 

Indeed, hearts and minds are shaped, not by facts, but by stories. 

You can find me on Facebook and Instagram @confessionsofamuslimmom, where I am currently creating a book club for adults and children with Liz Kleinrock @teachandtransform. 

Courses
I am also in the process of developing several online courses, a few of which are 1) Appreciation versus Appropriation—How to Engage With Different Cultures, 2) Growing Global Citizens at Home—A Toolkit for Anti-bias Education at Home 3) Media Bias and It’s Impact 4) Get Out of My Head! Ridding Yourself of a Post Colonial Mindset 5) Unschooling—Everything you need to get started and 6) Unschooling your school going child. 

Would you like to support my work?


Some Patreon content creators use this platform to share content with their supporters. I do not. The work that you support is shared on my platforms for free. It's important to me to spread the ideas of raising socially conscious and critically thinking children to everyone.

Patreon makes it easy for writers and content creators like myself to get the support of those who might find some benefit in what I do. There are different levels of support, each with its own benefits. ALL levels bring benefit to our community—by funding my work and allowing me to curate beneficial content that is accessible to all. 

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Tiers
Keep it up!
$1 or more per month
This tier is for folks to show their love and support.
Peekaboo, I see you!
$3 or more per month
This tier is designed for folks to show their support for this work and the value it has brought to their lives. *High Five*
Extreme Couponing Crew
$7 or more per month
This tier is designed for folks to show their support for this work and the value it has brought to their lives. 


Members will receive a discount code for all courses, and second dibs at signing up.

Committed to the Cause
$15 or more per month
This tier is designed for folks to show their support for this work and the value it has brought to their lives.


Members will be eligible to attend all courses for FREE! Members will also have first dibs at signing up for courses.


Book Besties
$25 or more per month
This tier will receive all the benefits of the previous tier (Committed to the Cause), but is for those who want to give additionally to help support my time in working on a book.  


In addition to the above benefits, Book Besties will also get to read unreleased portions of my manuscript, as well as give feedback.