My Reflection Matters

is creating a co-learning community centered on liberated education.

Select a membership level

Fan

$5
per month
At the Fan Level, you help pay the bills required to maintain a virtual co-learning space.  

Because equity and liberation is central to my personal and work practices, ALL REWARDS ARE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO MEMBERS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO PAY. However, I have created higher paying tiers (Pay it Forward) for organizations or schools who can afford to pay more and want their staff to have access to our Culturally Responsive Resources Membership plan in MRM Village at a significantly reduced rate (It's, technically, easier to set up this option in Patreon than it is in our Village.).

Fan

$10
per month
At the Fan Level, you help pay the bills required to maintain a virtual co-learning space.

Because equity and liberation is central to my personal and work practices, ALL REWARDS ARE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO MEMBERS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO PAY. However, I have created higher paying tiers (Pay it Forward) for organizations or schools who can afford to pay more and want their staff to have access to our Culturally Responsive Resources Membership plan in MRM Village at a significantly reduced rate (It's, technically, easier to set up this option in Patreon than it is in our Village.).

Sustainer

$25
per month
At the Sustainer Level, you help pick up the tab for 1 MRM Villager that cannot pay no more than $15.99/month for their full access to our Co-Learning for Liberation Membership (Which is regularly priced at $39.99/month + tax).

Because equity and liberation is central to my personal and work practices, ALL REWARDS ARE MADE ACCESSIBLE TO MEMBERS REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY CAN AFFORD TO PAY. However, I have created higher paying tiers (Pay it Forward) for organizations or schools who can afford to pay more and want their staff to have access to our Culturally Responsive Resources Membership plan in MRM Village at a significantly reduced rate (It's, technically, easier to set up this option in Patreon than it is in our Village.).

52

patrons

$618

per month

About My Reflection Matters

Hey, Familia!

My name is Chemay Morales-James, and I am the creator of My Reflection Matters (MRM) Village. MRM Village is a virtual network made up of parents and educators navigating liberation-centered, self-directed (or what I like to refer as intuition led) education. Our mission is to cultivate a space that provides the supports, conversations, and healing required to decolonize adults' beliefs and practices around learning and parenting in order to raise free people.

What does the Village offer?
In the Village, we offer a three tiered membership support model that includes...
  • Live chats with leaders & innovators supporting liberation-centered education & parenting
  • Direct group support from me as a former public school teacher turned unschooler and educational equity coach and consultant
  • Discounts & freebies on culturally responsive educational products & services
  • Community building & resource sharing
  • A-la-carte offerings & customized learning and healing experiences created by our members and co-learning partners
  • Mutual aid and care support
Here's a brief snapshot of how our benefits are distributed across the 3 membership tiers...
  • Tier 1: MRM Village Network- This is  free  to those interested in our mission. The network functions as a lobby where members get to experience samplings of the content and events offered in our paid memberships & participate in our monthly, live chats with liberation education leaders. CT home educators get access to our private CT village to access local resources and participate in group trips and meet ups connected with our physical village cooperative. All members get access to the FOFC village led by our co-learning partner & internationally known SDE leader, Akilah S. Richards.
Then, we have our deeper levels of support...
  • Tier 2: Decolonizing Education- This is for parents and educators wanting access to culturally responsive educational resources, tips, tools, and special events to support them in decolonizing education in their learning spaces and support them in reimagining education outside the traditional, white supremacist, patriarchal system of schooling.
  • Tier 3: Co-learning for Liberation- This membership is just for caregivers wanting to take the deep dive into SDE. and are searching for community and support to guide them on their liberation journey.
Where is the Village today?
In less than 1 year, we have been able to secure...
  • 700+ Network Members
  • 100+ Paying Members
  • 50+ Patreon Sponsors
  • 15+ Co-learning Partners
  • a group of 15 volunteer caregivers/villagers to serve on our community teams (Care Team, Mutual Aid, Welcome & Onboarding, Special Events, and Marketing & Communications)
  • a fiscal sponsorship with the Alliance for Self-Directed Education which allows us to apply for grants while simultaneously being able to hold onto our LLC status in order to build our own wealth and use that to invest in our community.
  • our inclusion in a national pods study with the Center on Reinventing Public Education
  • a feature in a new upcoming book being published by theASCD titled, When the Impossible Became Possible: Visions of Hope and Inspiration for the Future of Learning Born During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
What are Villagers saying?
"My child has been able to plan & participate in a variety of learning experiences where whiteness is not the norm, & where her learning styles & identities are welcome...My partner & I have had access to powerful events & materials to help us recognize the ways in which many of our beliefs and behaviors are oppressive, & find community in the long journey of unlearning.” -Amber

"I love this Village. My family has learned so much these past 3 months. I've never felt community like I have here. I also learned this is exactly the community I was looking for."
-Tanya

"I've been looking for a space like the Village for a very long time. It has been wonderful to meet other BIPOC SDE families like mine and feel connected despite being miles away. This community is amazing and I love everyone's willingness to share ideas and resources with each other." -Christine


Why become a Patreon Sponsor?
When you become a sponsor, you're not just giving to us...you're giving to an entire community! Your sponsorship helps to...
  • break the isolation that many caregivers and educators feel that want access to information and community that help them re-imagine education and parenting outside white supremacist structures.
  • expand the wealth of knowledge, experiences, and resources individual members bring and share here in the Village.
  • normalize liberation-centered, self-directed learning practices across various communities as well as the existence of BIPOC in these spaces.
  • mobilize and inspire others to advocate for and/or create SDE learning spaces in their local areas.
What does your sponsorship help cover?
Your paid sponsorship ensures that I am able to:
  • Create and curate customized resources and events to support liberated education and parenting.
  • Curate a pool of revolutionary facilitators and healers across the globe who want to co-create innovative and liberatory learning experiences with caregivers and their families.
  • Offer financial assistance for BIPOC families wanting to engage in paid learning experiences in either our virtual or physical village in Waterbury, CT (Learn more here: http://www.myreflectionmatters.org/mrm-in-ct-home-edu/).
  • Provide a sliding scale payment option for caregivers wanting access to our Co-learning for Liberation membership.
  • Host free live chats with leaders in the liberation education movement.
  • Design workshops/events for caregivers and educators seeking support around creating liberatory, self-directed learning environments for Black, Indigenous, and other kids of color as well as provide them with opportunities to heal from the trauma of colonization and oppressive parenting.
  • Provide mutual aid support to Co-learning for Liberation members.
  • Hire help and cover other expenses such as marketing, website maintenance, insurance, etc. needed to sustain and grow our in-the-cloud village.
Does your sponsorship give you Village access? 
The fact you are here tells me you understand the time, energy, and thought required to create and maintain such an important space for revolutionary parenting and education. Thank-you!
To be clear, this platform is for individuals, businesses, or organizations interested in supporting and sustaining our virtual village. While Patreon membership may give you access to discounted rates and some resources shared in our Village, it does not give you access to My Reflection Matters Village or any of our paid memberships. You can visit https://my-reflection-matters.mn.co to join our free network and learn more about our paid memberships there. 

Fill out this form
if your organization prefers to purchase, in bulk, our Decolonizing Education membership offered inside the Village (This is a great gift to give educators, parents, or staff wanting access to culturally responsive educational resources and special events to support them in reimagining education outside traditional, white supremacist systems.). 

Do you get rewards for being a sponsor?
As sponsors, rewards look a little different since you aren't paying into a Village membership. Here's what everyone gets regardless of what you pay...
  • monthly updates on the growth of the Village
  • special invites to Village events
  • shout out in our monthly newsletter (and new website coming soon)
  • exclusive discounts on paid Village events and memberships
  • behind the scenes on new projects and content I'm working on
COMING SOON! For businesses and non-profits wanting more visibility, I will be offering higher paying tiers with additional benefits, such as featuring your logos on our new site. Stay tuned for updates on when this offer is made public!

Prefer to make a one time donation? You can do that here: https://www.paypal.me/myreflectionmatters
Goals
52 of 100 patrons
  • Begin to provide financial assistance to families requesting support to join our Village.
2 of 5
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 156 exclusive posts
129
Images
35
Links
4
Polls
20
Writings
6
Videos
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 156 exclusive posts
129
Images
35
Links
4
Polls
20
Writings
6
Videos

Recent posts by My Reflection Matters

How it works

Get started in 2 minutes

Choose a membership
Sign up
Add a payment method
Get benefits