273 episodes

Fare of the Free Child podcast focuses on Black people, Native Indigenous 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 challenges and informs us to walk toward a model for living with children that believes in trusting and respecting children and ourselves. #fofcpod #raisingfreepeople

Fare of the Free Child Akilah S. Richards

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 253 Ratings

Fare of the Free Child podcast focuses on Black people, Native Indigenous 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 challenges and informs us to walk toward a model for living with children that believes in trusting and respecting children and ourselves. #fofcpod #raisingfreepeople

    Ep 270: Following Our Rhythm, Knowing When to Let Go

    Ep 270: Following Our Rhythm, Knowing When to Let Go

    Whadddup, Listener homie! I hope you're listening to this final episode thinkin' Daang, Akilah really helped me get more aligned with the type of person I wanna be. Who are you now that you have experienced some of these conversations here on the podcast? My answer to that question is that I am more zoned in on the embodiment of the unschooling skills, which currently look like:Shifting my seminary studies from interfaith/interspiritual ministerial ordination to Integrative Thanatology at the...

    • 24 min
    Ep 269: Let's Notice How Whiteness Shows Up in Us Too, Boo!

    Ep 269: Let's Notice How Whiteness Shows Up in Us Too, Boo!

    Have you ever wondered how grief and loss might pave a pathway toward spiritual growth? In this penultimate episode of Fare of the Free Child podcast, I share with you the fourth path in my care package to this community. Sharing Season 9 reflections, Chemay Morales-James, Vanessa Molano, Jasai Madden, Stori, and I bring to life our experiences in this liberation walk. Engaging in a candid exploration of spirituality, manifestation, magic, and money, we unravel the ways it has shaped our live...

    • 29 min
    Ep 268: Freedom Is For Your Grown Ass Too!

    Ep 268: Freedom Is For Your Grown Ass Too!

    Join Akilah as she journeys through the third path to Raising Free People: For Me not Them. Learn the languaging that helps you, the adult, the independent person, move through discovering confident autonomy and other themes that come through as you traverse the pathway of personal leadership.This week we continue our exploration into liberation and self-direction from Seasons 6, 7, and 8. Among those who got their flowers are Yolonda Coles Jones, Leslie W. Bray, and Vanessa Molano, who have ...

    • 31 min
    Ep 267: It Ain't About Just Doing School Tings at Home!

    Ep 267: It Ain't About Just Doing School Tings at Home!

    Moving away from school-centric culture and the performances we got going on is a very real thing that one listener voiced and we're sharing it here in this episode. We're diving deep into this topic, addressing the importance of honoring our children's confident autonomy and moving away from the ingrained schoolishness we perform at home. We're exploring this through one listener's transformative story, lessons from my personal parenting journey, and the integrated perspectives that Savorism...

    • 44 min
    Ep 266: Starting a Journey of Trust and Discovery with Unschooling

    Ep 266: Starting a Journey of Trust and Discovery with Unschooling

    A 6-minute offering for the beginner’s path.Start a journey of discovery, trusting that learning comes from various sources - many of which can't be measured on a conventional scale. May this bonus 6-minute offering on Fare of the Free Child serve you well! Be sure to listen to Episode 265 for more on the starter/beginner path too!We're throwing some critical questions in the mix with some MQA, inviting you to question the rules and agreements we've held ourselves and our children to. As...

    • 8 min
    Ep 265: New to This; Not Quite True To This

    Ep 265: New to This; Not Quite True To This

    If you've been searching and asking about some of the most innovative minds in the realm of unschooling, youth rights, and liberation, names like Zakkiyya Chase, Moji Yai, Lane Santa Cruz, and Dr. Sundiata should ring a bell. Some of our most listened-to early dialogues included ones with Ieishah Clelland-Lang and Lou Wilkerson. We detangled topics like Black maternal mortality rates, intuition, trust, and deschooling. Their insights set the stage for seasons two and three of Fare of the Free...

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
253 Ratings

253 Ratings

uli😌😒 ,

You’ve moved Me

Thank you for honoring yourself throughout this entire journey. Your transparency and boldness have moved my body, mind and spirit in ways that remind me that I’m whole no matter where I am and what I’m doing. Thank you sis. Ase.

Amana BeLove ,

Wow, what a transformation, language giving & generous podcast!

I love this podcast! Akilah and her spoken and written word have changed the fabric of my being and I am forever grateful for the way she shares through this incredible podcast.

Mad question asking!!!

The gift of new language to describe how I am moving through life with my children has been so wonderful!

Reesealez ,

Yes!

Such a beautiful, insightful multifaceted podcast. I am in LOVE with the community I have been able to connect with since listening to this podcast!

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