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Fare of the Free Child podcast focuses on Black people, Indigenouse 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, this podcast both challenges and informs 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. #BIPOCinSDE #raisingfreepeople

Fare of the Free Child Akilah S. Richards

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 211 Ratings

Fare of the Free Child podcast focuses on Black people, Indigenouse 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, this podcast both challenges and informs 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. #BIPOCinSDE #raisingfreepeople

    Ep 229: Flowing into Season 7 like…

    Ep 229: Flowing into Season 7 like…

    We’re back from our much-needed break and ready to rock with you for Season 7 to continue this journey together of healing, exploration, liberation and change. Thank you for being part of our #fofcpod fam! This season we’ll keep our three-part flow, with a few deviations from that structure wherever it feels right.
    Here's what to expect during Season 7:
    This season our contribution to the many ways we invest in our liberation from tools of oppression will include continued collaborating with some of the busiest folks in this moving for liberatory learning and living:
    Maleka Diggs, Ep 200: Being Busy, Black, and Unschooled in 2020Kelly Limes Taylor, Ep 169: The Chance to Go FurtherLeslie Bray, Ep 207: Updates on Plant It Up + Introducing P.O.U.R.Tiersa McQueen, Ep 191: Why & How We UnschoolLou Hollis, Ep 208: Lou of Grief, Growth, & Goals PodcastDomari Dickinson, Ep 185: Parenting Paradigm Shifts in Black FamiliesAnd...
    Next week Marley will do a follow-up episode from Ep 193: Developing a Self-directed Mindset, so tune in next week. The week after that we’ll release a New Moon episode to bring the ways we care for ourselves inside this intergenerational liberation workMore great work from this season's core team: Juan, Fatima, Dani, Romain, Kris, Marley, and VickiRaising Free People book’s Spanish version is pretty much done! Watching, learning, and stretching with Ruben, Citlali, Isabel, Abby, Kris, and Miguel has been such a joyful experience. Thank you to every one of you who donated dollars, wished us well, or shared the fundraiser, we appreciate you!Instead of sponsors we'll be doing season spotlights, and the first one is Tebogo Modisane. You’ll hear from her in next week’s episode. In the meantime, listen to Tebogo on Ep 119: Educating the World to Our Children (Soweto)Raising Free People is being recorded as an audiobook and Akilah has been collabing with the energies of sound and voice to make it happen. All the production process will be done by mid-OctoberOctober is basically Fare of the Free Man Child month! Anthony “Tony” Galloway Jr. and some of his friends talk about manhood and masculinity in their 20's and 30's. If you haven’t heard from Tony here's his latest episode, Ep 224: Deschooling Adulthood with Tony GallowayYou'll hear from Ieishah Clelland-Lange from Ep 63: Deep Work + Dora Life, back in the day in 2018, and Ep 190: Nomad(ing) in Place with Ieishah 'Nem. She gathered some gems for us while she's in Aotearoa, also known as New ZealandJoin our Podcast Village and don’t miss any of our Feel Trip invitations
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/akilah)

    • 16 min
    Ep 228: Mobile Black reads, more feel trips, and two Open House invites

    Ep 228: Mobile Black reads, more feel trips, and two Open House invites

    Just dropping by with an in-between seasons episode filled with invitations and big announcements! #fofcpod 


    Sign up to the email list for Raising Free People Workshop 2021, this year we'll be focusing on Discomfort and Discovery, so join us for a virtual workshop divided in two segments, one on Family: Adult-child dynamics, parenting, the other (the Grown folks segment) will discuss Adult relationship dynamics, particularly in marriage/romantic involvement.

    Be sure to visit Black Worldschoolers Bookstore, a wonderful project from our fellow liberation-minded mama, Natalie Pipkin. Listen to some of the previous conversations with Natalie on #fofcpod: Episode 171: Black Child You Are Seen and Episode 196: But Yo, the TRUST Comes After the Choice

    A powerful duo will join us in our upcoming Summer Feel Trip, Domari Dickinson and Anthony “Tony” Galloway, Jr. Yay, Don't miss it!Here you can find some of the convos that we have had with them before: Episode 185: Parenting Paradigm Shifts in Black Families, Episode 204: (REPLAY) Solutions to Whitewashed SDE, Episode 215: Fare of the Free Man Child (A Tony Galloway Ting) and Episode 224: Deschooling Adulthood with Tony Galloway.


    Chemay Morales invites us to My Reflection Matters August Open House, all membership events from the My Reflection Matters Village Network will be free. Listen to Episode 35: My Reflection Matters and Episode 125: 4 Conditions in Support of Raising Free People where we got the chance to share with Chemay in previous episodes

    LIBERATION WALK


    Join our Podcast Village and don’t miss any of our Feel Trip invitations Press that “Leave a Voice Message” button on the right side and share some thoughts with usSubscribe to Akilah’s Youtube Channel!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/akilah)

    • 16 min
    Ep 227: Feel Trip Replay | Deschooling Our Marriage

    Ep 227: Feel Trip Replay | Deschooling Our Marriage

    We’re so excited to share our Feel Trip recap and final episode of Season Six. We will be playing some snippets from a live conversation that Akilah and Kris had with some of our listeners and Make It Happen Family members. They reflect on trust, language, destination peddling (nope, that ain’t a typo), and how all of those things affect our most important relationships. They also chat about the opportunities for facing and resolving our struggles with attachments. Watch the video of the entire convo on our Youtube Channel. 


    Raising Free People Está Disponible en Español!
    Shout out to the 25 people who helped us reach our goal, because now Raising Free People will be available in Spanish too! As soon as we get more info we’ll let you know, for sure, but in the meantime, some members of the translation team put together a superdope Spotify playlist you can vibe to! Check it: Raising Free People en Español.
    Thank you so much for joining us on this amazing journey so far! For Season 7, we will stay on our three-part flow, and include solo episodes like Fare of the Free Man Child and Plant It Up Podcast episodes. In the meantime, here’s what to expect in the coming months:
    Stay tuned for inbetweenisodes (episodes in-between seasons)Remember that in addition to Fare of the Free Child, more podcasts are produced in our Raising Free People Network mix:  She Said We Shed with Aja; How She Got Free Podcast with Katrina, which will launch right when we are taking a little rest; Grief, Growth and Goals with Lou Hollis; Plant It Up with Val; and P.O.U.R. (Purposely Opening Up to Relationships) podcast with Leslie Bray. Subscribe to get all this goodness!LIBERATION WALK
    Don’t miss Raising Free People Workshop 2021!In August Chemay Morales from My Reflection Matters will be offering open house eventsJoin our Podcast Village and don’t miss any of our Feel Trip invitationsSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/akilah)

    • 33 min
    Ep 226: (Feedback) Deschooling Our Marriage

    Ep 226: (Feedback) Deschooling Our Marriage

    It’s the second-to-last episode of  Season Six, and today we’re going back in time to our Season One intro while we reminisce for a bit. Later this week, on July 10th we’ll play a clip from Episode 0 to celebrate our 5th anniversary! Today though, you’ll hear what some of our listeners had to say about last week’s episode Episode 225: Deschooling Our Marriage (Pt 1) and about Episode 224: Deschooling Adulthood with Tony Galloway. And one listener, Dani McClain has a great book you should check out titled We Live for the We.



    4 things happening in-between seasons 


    Tweenisodes (episodes in-between seasons)Card deck playdates Newsletter “The Monthly Sevens”Raising Free People Workshop 2021!! 

    Tune in this Saturday for our finale episode, 227, to hear clips from our feel trip with Kris and Akilah. and members of our Make it Happen Family. Make sure you don’t miss any of our Feel Trip invitations by joining our podcast village.


    LIBERATION WALK


    We are so excited to share with you that we reached our goal! Thanks to all of the people that contributed to translate Raising Free People book to Spanish, we did it! / ¡Estamos súper emocionados y queremos compartir con ustedes que logramos nuestra meta!. Gracias a quienes nos ayudaron en la traducción del libro Raising Free People al idioma Español, ¡lo logramos!Press that “Leave a Voice Message” button on the right side and speak upSubscribe to Akilah’s Youtube Channel!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/akilah)

    • 20 min
    Ep. 225: Deschooling Our Marriage (Pt 1)

    Ep. 225: Deschooling Our Marriage (Pt 1)

    This week on #fofcpod: We are now all up in Part 1 of this 3-part season finale flow! Listen to this insightful conversation between Akilah, her partner Kris, and their oldest daughter, Marley. They process their feelings out loud about how trust, language, and "destinations" help us move from performance and fake-assness over to practicing authenticity and partnership in our relationships. Stay tuned for our Feel Trip with Kris and Akilah on July 6, 8:30 pm EST. Make sure you don’t miss any of our Feel Trip invitations by joining our podcast village. Here are some of the gem-drops you’ll hear:


    Trust happens over time.
    Akilah and Kris share their experiences with relationship-building and how many of the normalized processes and practices in marriage leave us with dynamics that have prefabricated structures around marriage role models that don’t fit actual people in real life. They also point out the ways that we replicate these roles and expectations without taking into account the quality of the relationship. Deschooling helps us question these structures and the way we live and face reality and relationships over time.


    We can deschool our language.
    You’ll hear the trio’s take on the importance of naming and speaking up about feelings and insecurities when we want to be held accountable and also be supportive. Communication and language are key components for a partnership, so consider the benefits of madd question askin’ like:
    How is language useful? How do we nurture our feelings while trusting the process?


    LIBERATION WALK


    Thanks to all of the people that have contributed to translate Raising Free People book to Spanish, we’re just $230 away from our goal. Please donate! / Gracias a quienes han colaborado para traducir el libro Raising Free People al idioma Español, ¡estamos a 230 dólares de llegar a nuestra meta. ¡Por favor dona!Press that “Leave a Voice Message” button on the right side and let us know what you think!See clips from this episode on Akilah’s Youtube Channel!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/akilah)

    • 34 min
    Ep 224: Deschooling Adulthood with Tony Galloway

    Ep 224: Deschooling Adulthood with Tony Galloway

    First, a special Thank You to all of the people that have contributed to translate Raising Free People book to Spanish, we’re almost there! / Gracias a quienes han colaborado para traducir el libro Raising Free People al idioma Español, ¡ya casi llegamos a la meta!
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    Welcome to Anthony “Tony” Galloway, Jr’s second Fare of the Free Man Child episode. Missed the first episode? We gotchu... Episode 215: Fare of the Free Man Child (A Tony Galloway Ting). Tony is co-founder, director, and facilitator of The Heartwood School, a local (Atlanta) Agile Learning Center, and one of our Presence Counselors at Raising Free People Network.


    On this episode, Tony covers the topic of childhood and adulthood from the perspectives of 
    how childhood and adulthood coexisthow adults tend to relate to childrenhow parent-child relationships change over timethe importance of nurturing emotional intelligencehonoring and cherishing childhood

    He goes on to offer insights and reflections on how childhood and adult-child dynamics play out in a Self-Directed Education framework, and he speaks to some of the aspects of adulthood that sit within the confines and expectations of certain structures of power that center production and achievement over all else. 
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    Press that “Leave a Voice Message” button on the right side of the site and tell us what you think about Fare of the Free Man ChildLearn more about The Heartwood SchoolFollow Tony on InstagramGet podcast clips and replays of video events on our Youtube Channel!

    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/akilah)

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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211 Ratings

211 Ratings

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