Akilah

is creating community resources for BIPOC in Self-Directed Education.

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You are welcome here.  

Most certainly, I can’t do this well without your donation, but what you can give is valuable, and I don’t want to taint that by giving you less access because you happen to have less dollars. I’ve been shut out of plenty spaces because of money, and I’m not about to perpetuate that energy here! Pledge $3 per month and get 

• Access to my patron-only emails and patron-only feed. Here, I will interact with my patrons privately, upload videos, answer questions, and feel through whatever feels useful (or fun). I will also, on occasion, send some of you free, fly merch like T-shirts and patches and thangs! 

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Your contributions at this tier will go to one particular project: From Schoolish to Self-directed: 5 Beliefs to Practice and 7 Traps to Avoid for Confident Self-Directed Education at Home -- #schooltoself for short.

#Schooltoself is an online, living course offered through my online unschool, and it's support for to the transition into more liberation and love in parenting and learning.

The course is currently $24 and I want to keep it that way, so when you join this specific tier, your investment goes toward paying for facilitators to come in and offer their wisdom and practices for deschooling, decolonized parenting, and healing intergenerational relationships with each other and with learning.

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You are welcome here.

Most certainly, I can’t do this well without your donation, but what you can give is valuable, and I don’t want to taint that by giving you less access because you happen to have less dollars. I’ve been shut out of plenty things because of money, and I’m not about to perpetuate that energy here! Pledge $49 per month and get

• Access to my patron-only emails and patron-only feed. Here, I will interact with my patrons privately, upload videos, answer questions, and feel through whatever feels useful (or fun). I will also, on occasion, send some of you free, fly merch like T-shirts and patches and thangs! 

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About Akilah


With a focus on deschooling one’s self, decolonizing education, and exploring radical self-expression, these conversations both challenge and inform us to push past coercion and fear, and walk toward a model for living with children that centers community, addresses social justice issues, and believes in trusting and respecting children and ourselves.


I am Akilah, and children led me here. As soon as Kris and I complied with the idea of coercive education, our daughters began to say and show that they were learners, not classroom fixtures. A couple years shy of a decade later, and the four of us are now fully living as unschoolers wanting to play active roles in the larger movement for more respect and trust-based relationships between adults and young people.

I produce this podcast to share the ways Self-Directed Education supports decolonizing, deschooling, and getting free. Among the primary ways I do this work is by sharing the voices and narratives of unschooling and deschooling happening among Black folks and Brown folks all over the world.

The podcast is why I joined Patreon to ask for monthly pledges to help me sustain this community-building project. I suggest starting at $25.

OUR TEAM OF LIGHTCASTERS:
  • Juan P. Perez (Supadope Audio Editor)
  • Fatima Mookadam (Operations Manager)
  • Romain Sinclair (Social Content Manager)
  • Daniela Gutierrez Paez (Social Media Publishing)

And remember, if you choose to support me here, you set a monthly maximum (so that you never go over your budget) and that amount will show up as a recurring pledge amount from you to me.

If it's easier, make a one-time donation at https://www.paypal.me/radicalselfie/

Interested in sponsoring an episode, or advertising with me? Email us at [email protected]

--  About The Podcast  --


Fare of the Free Child podcast focuses on Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color (BIPOC) families who practice unschooling and other forms of self-directed, decolonized living and learning. Each weekly episode examines a particular way that we’ve accepted coercive, emotionally and physically damaging habits as a normal part of adult-child relationships. With a focus on deschooling one’s self, decolonizing education, and exploring radical self-expression, these conversations both challenge and inform us to push past coercion and fear, and walk toward a model for living with children that centers community, addresses social justice issues, and believes in trusting and respecting children and ourselves.

Patrisse Cullors describes the Black Lives Matter network infrastructure as "adaptive and decentralized with a set of guiding principles." That’s what I hope to create for Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color who want to take their children out from under the rubble of traditional public school and into spaces where thy can learn, grow, and be safe together.

With your support as a patron, I will help solve the problems of knowledge, training, and accessibility of self-directed learning resources and communities for people of color. Thanks.

THEN LISTEN TO THE 'LOVE & UNSCHOOLING' EPISODE


http://www.akilahsrichards.com/kris/

By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 138 exclusive posts
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 138 exclusive posts
14
Audio releases
19
Images
18
Links
1
Livestream
51
Writings
39
Videos

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