In this podcast you will hear from real life unschoolers on a range of topics on self directed learning and living without school. This is no “how -to” with experts but rather some of the nuanced and intersectional experiences in the unschooling community.
1.20 where do we go from here?
episode 20 is a mini-sode! a quick check in, as we all plan and plot the year ahead
lots of folks are joining the ranks of life without school and that leaves us with much to discuss.
•who does that leave behind?
•what is our responsibility to the collective, and our smaller communities?
•how will we integrate what we’ve been learning in this heavy season with our lives going forward?
•are there practices or beliefs in your life that are directly contradicting the progress we need to move forward?
the virtual round table i’m assembling will be discussing this and much more nuance around where we go from here.
staytuned and thanks for listening to TWENTY WHOLE EPISODES 🙏🏽
1.19 child rights with lucy aitkenread
in this episode, meghan is speaking with unschooling parent, lucy aitkenread of @lulasticblog ; a british mama living life without school in new zealand with her partner and two children. she’s a community organizer, child rights advocate, a writer, a speaker and vlogger who’s very life is a form of activism. this discussion is all about autonomy, consent and the rights of children✊🏽please have a listen and give the podcast a rating a review wherever you tune in 🙏🏽
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1.18 living academia with bridgett
in this episode meghan speaks with homeschooling mama of 4, Bridgett on raising young people abroad with her partner in an eclectic way. books, gardening, fermenting...books, baking, hiking, food adventures...books, music, anime and so many trains. did we mention books?
you’ll hear about her lifestyle of learning, Black children in nature and unpack some language within the homeschooling communities around the topic, their joy and unapologetic way or existing and all things traveling and Japanese. you can find her over at @she_wonders_ on Instagram
1.17 in the margins with alicia lucas
in this episode, meghan speaks with alicia lucas of @brick_city_homeschool, mother of 5 free humans -on Black, queer unschooling, her deeply personal story of her children finding autonomy (some as young as 2) with the support of language, normalization and representation. We also discuss the ways she finds safety in community while living life on the margins and her pursuit of liberation.
she explains how difficult it is to be aware of the lack of safety for Black children (especially LGBTQ) in public spaces while also pushing back on conformity and steadfast in her mission to live fully no matter what.
FOTFC Teen Unschooling and Online Community
Frame of Reference podcast
Patrion Brick City Homeschool
Antiracism Resource List
1.16 black lives matter
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1.15 decolonized unschooling with noah romero
in this episode, meghan is speaking with fellow unschooling parent and Phd candidate Noah Romero, on how we can begin intentionally decolonize our thinking, and practices and center the stories and experiences of indigenous people and people of color for a more just and equitable society.
Much love to everyone here, and wanting to do better. I see you, and I’m glad you’re here!
Article on Critical Unschooling
Convention on the Rights of the Child-
Sex Ed law-
Brian Ray article compilation of homeschooling facts and statistics derived from empirical research-
PODCAST on Self Directed learning for a socially just world - https://www.raisingfreepeople.com/164/
Yes Magazine, decolonizing issue - https://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/decolonize/
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I'm so glad to have found this podcast. Meghan offers a compelling entry point into the practice of unschooling. From the first episode she describes foundational concepts in a compassionate and relatable way.
A great listen for new and seasoned unschoolers.
ohhhh all the things you are saying are being echoed here. I don't define our schooling journey as unschool but we are all homeschoolers so we are in the same proverbial boat together. I think its good to remind ourselves we are TOGETHER no matter where we are on that schooling journey! I love hearing the thoughts and refections that you've poured into this podcast. All i can say is GIVE ME MORE!
Super excited to hear more. Love being able to learn and relate and share stories.