This week’s #fofcpod is a sweet blend of liberation-focused invitations and an insightful conversation with Amelia Allen Sherwood, a Black Montessori educator who currently serves as the Anti-bias and Anti-racism Director at Elm City Montessori School. Amelia joins us to talk about how the Montessori method has impacted and inspired her to dream and develop communal spaces like Sankofa Learning Center. Stay tuned ‘cause Amelia will be also joining us in a couple of weeks on a Feel Trip episode. Make sure you don’t miss any of our Feel Trip invitations by joining our podcast village.
What brings Amelia joy:
Being outside and biking with her kidsWatching Carmeon Hamilton win Design Stars and following more Black interior designers on the gramSpending time with her partner and finding moments to love each otherVisioning out Sankofa Learning Center with her incredible Advisory CollectiveWhat has been growing Amelia:
Learning from people she loves and that continue to challenge her and hold her accountableReading anything by Alexis Pauline Gumbs (right now she is reading Dub and just finished M Archived)Meet the Mother: Amelia Allen SherwoodThe Embracing Equity Leadership CohortAnything that Joy tells her to do, she listens!And of course catching up with the episodes of Fare of the Free Child!Amelia' recommendations of dope Black Montessori folks to follow on Instagram:
Afrocentric MontessoriMontessori MadreJenile BrooksJamila MappLyricNicole, M.EdAhoefa| Montessori inspiredSchool at Home and Beyond™️Mothering and MontessoriWhat Dad DidCheck the Liberation Walk at https://www.raisingfreepeople.com/216/
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