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Fare of the Free Child is a weekly podcast-turned-community centering People of Color in liberation-centered living and learning practices. With a particular interest in unschooling and the Self-Directed Education movement, Akilah and special guests discuss the fears and the fares (costs) of raising free Black and Brown children in a world that tends to diminish, dehumanize, and disappear them. Connect by using our hashtags: #BIPOCinSDE #raisingfreepeople

Fare of the Free Child Akilah S. RIchards

    • Education
    • 5.0, 93 Ratings

Fare of the Free Child is a weekly podcast-turned-community centering People of Color in liberation-centered living and learning practices. With a particular interest in unschooling and the Self-Directed Education movement, Akilah and special guests discuss the fears and the fares (costs) of raising free Black and Brown children in a world that tends to diminish, dehumanize, and disappear them. Connect by using our hashtags: #BIPOCinSDE #raisingfreepeople

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

SarahBryton6 ,

Important, beautiful, and brilliant. Recommending to everybody

I’ve been listening to this podcast for a while, and it has really been part of my foundation, growing into my authentic self. Raising and unschooling 2 children of color, and being white passing myself, I had/have a lot to learn. This podcast is a space where I can feel triggered, sit with it, reflect, and come out on the other side with a new perspective. Listening has made me a more gentle parent, it’s made me a deeper listener, and it’s part of the many reasons I continue the journey of decolonizing my thoughts. I’ve cried while listening, both happy and sad tears. I’ve had deep conversations with my partner and my friends about episodes that lingered in my mind for weeks if not months.

I feel nothing but gratitude for this podcast and for all the work Akilah does... really just thankful for her existence.

yvacree ,

We can all be free!

I’m not a parent, but I find the topics covered in Akilah’s podcast are applicable to all of us striving to be free people. It truly transcends.

malmichelle ,

Affirming!

Thank you for this labor of love! I love your topics and how you are raising your children. It's helping me with parenting my 6yo and 3yo spirited daughters. Your podcast has helped me to be at peace with the way that we do school (classical/eclectic/unschoolishy). Keep it coming! I always feel empowered after a dose of your episodes!

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