198 episodes

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

    • Parenting
    • 4.9 • 163 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 195: Black Unschooling Dads Jamal and Kris discuss the tools they gather while raising free people

    Ep 195: Black Unschooling Dads Jamal and Kris discuss the tools they gather while raising free people

    Today we’ll be joined by two unschooling dads, Jamal Hester and Kris Richards. They will be pointing out some insights on Black fatherhood, re-parenting and unschooling! Jamal is the co-owner of Life Strength & Health holistic center. They also have...

    • 38 min
    Ep 194: Unschooling is a Whole Language 11 invitations to share meaning among our growing Self-directed Education communities

    Ep 194: Unschooling is a Whole Language 11 invitations to share meaning among our growing Self-directed Education communities

    Want to learn some unschooling vocabulary? If so, listen good because this episode brings a big opportunity to decide upon, and to question your own definitions and understandings, and pivot wherever the need arises. Add your own vocab to this. What...

    • 29 min
    Ep 193: Developing a Self-directed Mindset Marley Richards on the Emotions and Logistics in Self-directed Teen Life

    Ep 193: Developing a Self-directed Mindset Marley Richards on the Emotions and Logistics in Self-directed Teen Life

    On this week’s episode you will be privy to an intergenerational conversation between mother and daughter, as our special guest is Marley @mrlamai, unschooler and SDE advocate.Marley and Akilah talk about some of the ways that the skills that come with...

    • 40 min
    Ep 192: The Other Side of Being the Good Student Makeba Celeste on schoolishness as contrary to authentic self-exploration and healthy intergenerational relationships

    Ep 192: The Other Side of Being the Good Student Makeba Celeste on schoolishness as contrary to authentic self-exploration and healthy intergenerational relationships

    Today's liberation talk will be with the amazing Makeba Celeste (@makeba_celeste) as she speaks to how schoolishness, and her life in medicine, limited her capacity for authentic self-exploration and healthy intergenerational relationships.Makeba is a...

    • 40 min
    Ep 191: Why & How We Unschool Tiersa McQueen on the Importance of the FREE Part in Raising Free People

    Ep 191: Why & How We Unschool Tiersa McQueen on the Importance of the FREE Part in Raising Free People

    Episode 191 is all about the deeper work after we accept self-directedness, and get into the layers of transitions, consent, emergent structure, children and trust.We'll be chatting with Tiersa McQueen, and SDE advocate, wife and working mom of 4...

    • 54 min
    Ep 190: Nomad(ing) in Place with Ieishah ‘Nem on travel, observing our daughters, and redefining power

    Ep 190: Nomad(ing) in Place with Ieishah ‘Nem on travel, observing our daughters, and redefining power

    This week on Fare Of The Free Child Podcast we’ll have a mix of resources and liberation talk!Ieishah Clelland-Lange, writer, nomad and mother of Freeda (7 years old) and Toni (4 years old), will be talking with us about how to redefine power in our...

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
163 Ratings

163 Ratings

Woozlebb ,

Absolutely beautiful

This podcast is full of so much goodness! Trusting your children, trusting yourself as a parent and as a person to know what’s best for your family. I’m deep in the process of deschooling and about to embark on an unschooling lifestyle, and listening to Akilah and her guests has been so encouraging and their insight has been so enlightening and refreshing. Love it all! Thank you 💕

Colleenliberty ,

Revolutionary

This podcast is 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 revolutionary, paradigm shifting. Thank you ❤️❤️

cemming ,

“Only free people can free people” - so much truth from Akilah S. Richards!

Akilah has helped me shift perspective, addressing deep-seated fears that are just baggage from my own childhood. Fare of the Free Child podcast - and the webinar content Akilah offers - consistently and joyfully presents freedom from every perspective with such joy. Akilah’s freedom really feels free.

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