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There’s something beautiful about the emotion we call Love.

We’re on a mission to find out more about how it affects every being.
It all starts with perception.

What if our perception of the world, and its many inhabitants, expanded?

Every Being has a different vantage point

When we truly know a soul, we find solace.

Asking questions with an open mind and heart is how we learn how to relate to one another

Relational healing goes beyond the surface level

This podcast is about expanding our vision and illuminating the threads that weave us together as a community

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Unified Threads Amy Shrodes

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There’s something beautiful about the emotion we call Love.

We’re on a mission to find out more about how it affects every being.
It all starts with perception.

What if our perception of the world, and its many inhabitants, expanded?

Every Being has a different vantage point

When we truly know a soul, we find solace.

Asking questions with an open mind and heart is how we learn how to relate to one another

Relational healing goes beyond the surface level

This podcast is about expanding our vision and illuminating the threads that weave us together as a community

Welcome2UnifiedThreads.

    Season 2: 09—Deschooling with Yourself (season finale with Maleka Diggs)

    Season 2: 09—Deschooling with Yourself (season finale with Maleka Diggs)

    What does it mean to stay with yourself?

    “There’s no wiki-how to this. There is no formula.” – Maleka Diggs, Founder of Eclectic Learning Network and Co-Founder and Core Member of Philly Children’s Movement

    In this episode we discuss deschooling, a few ways to navigate when triggers show up (Maleka’s focus falls on what we do with those triggers, and the why behind them), along with some of the common myths behind this type of work. We also talk about what Maleka is hearing from parents transitioning to home-based education, whether forced or not, and how this type of learning is nothing new.

    When we are in a space to face ourselves. Sometimes that work creates friction outside of yourself.” – Maleka Diggs

    This episode’s guest Maleka Diggs is a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) centered, Unschooling/SDE (Self-Directed Education), Youth advocate, Racial Equity and Inclusion Trainer, Presenter, Workshop Development and Facilitator.

    Links mentioned in this episode:

    Eclectic Learning Network:

    https://www.eclecticlearningnetwork.com

    Deschooling: Issa Thing Meetup

    1:1 Chat Sessions

    Racial Equity Training for Schools

    Developing A Disruptor's Ear Workbook

    Supporting Parents Webinar Series

    I.O.T.A. (It's Okay To Ask)

    Philly Children’s Movement http://phillychildrensmarch.org

    Support ELN's work through Eclectic Learning Network’s Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/Eclecticlearningnetwork

    Book quoted in Outro:


    Raising Free People: Unschooling as Liberation and Healing Work by Akilah S. Richards (Order through www.PMPress.org)


    Mural artist: @DawnJaiye on Twitter + Instagram (photo taken by Amy C.S. 10/23/20 #plazawalls)

    Bonus links:


    https://www.self-directed.org/tp/ours-first/ by Dr. Kelly Henderson

    https://www.heartwoodalc.org/resources/

    https://www.self-directed.org/tp (Online magazine with resources)

    Fare of the Free Child Podcast: https://raisingfreepeople.com/podcast/

    https://my-reflection-matters.mn.co (An online community: “Where parenting, education, & liberation intersect”)


    A complete transcript can be found at: bit.ly/deschoolingtranscript

    Recorded October 14, 2020.


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    • 56 min
    Season 2: 08—Nucleus

    Season 2: 08—Nucleus

    How will the world look 20 years from now? Our collective trauma and individual trauma have merged. COVID-19 and the uprising for liberation have collided. We must find ways to utilize technology to liberate ourselves and each other.

    "Community is an acknowledgement of our interconnectedness, and healthy community is the way we share this love, safety and freedom." - Anne Kinsey

    This episode features perspectives from Anne Kinsey in Concord, NC. Anne is the founder and executive director of Love Powered Life, a nonprofit organization that serves human trafficking survivors and their families. She is also a trauma recovery coach, a writer, a mother of 3 unschooled young people, a biofeedback, and a neurofeedback practitioner. Her work is guided by the values of love, safety, and freedom. This episode is all about our thoughts on nurturing healthy and safe relationships in the world. As a biofeedback and neurofeedback, practitioner and writer, she sees these as bottom up paths to get into our nervous system, forging new pathways to make relationships. She considers trauma recovery coaching a way to foster healthy relationships.

    Find help during COVID-19: Mutual Aid Spreadsheets -
    https://bit.ly/crowdsourcedcovid19mutualaid https://bit.ly/COVID19ResourcesforUndocumented

    Heartmath HRV biofeedback
    Heartmath Global Coherence Initiative  - https://www.heartmath.org/gci/ - https://www.youtube.com/user/GlobalCoherenceInit

    Free videos of some of the techniques:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1EesqUtKyE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKmKKCdnJ4U&t=16s
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Pv1TRcXP0A  

    Contact Anne at: Instagram @AnneKinseyCoaching
    www.annekinsey.com
    www.lovepoweredlife.com

    "Stand" sung by Trische' Duckworth, recorded outside the Washtenaw County Police Department on May 30, 2020 before a Survivor's Speak march calling for justice for Sha’Teina Grady El, a Black woman who was attacked without cause by a Washtenaw County Police Officer.

    Centering Links:
    Only Black Cosmonaut Podcast (one of my favorite daily podcasts) https://anchor.fm/onlyblackcosmonaut
    Listen to the podcast on Spotify, iTunes, and anywhere else podcasts can be found
    Support! https://www.patreon.com/EverydayCosmonaut https://anchor.fm/onlyblackcosmonaut/support
    Instagram: Instagram @onlyblackcosmonaut  
    Listen to Spaceship by Akilus the Cosmonaut on Spotify

    Londrelle → Check out his latest album “Self-Care Package” and his other albums on Spotify.  https://open.spotify.com/album/0TLv2DIoxoQPs9oME9rotJ?si=ZjUapZUgS4-niAEGP-828w  
    Londrelle’s meditation and mantra mobile app "Eternal Sunshine" https://apps.apple.com/ca/app/eternal-sunshine/id1245926909
    Instagram: @Londrelle - offers a live IG stream every Sunday and Wednesdays at 8am CST

    Liberation work for all ages - Unschooling-Deschooling:
    Raising Free People Network   https://www.raisingfreepeople.com  
    Akilah Richard’s and her team produce Fare of the Free Child Podcast 
    https://www.raisingfreepeople.com/podcast/   

    Eclectic Learning Network
    https://www.Eclecticlearningnetwork.com
    Instgram: @eclecticlearningnetwork

    Thank you to every being who made this episode possible!  

    Produced by Taylor Greenshields of Fundamental Sound Co http://www.fundamentalsoundco.com   
    Busker in the outro background recorded in Cambridge, U.K. August 2017.   
    Intro/Outro music produced by Binho in Florianopolis, Brazil in June 2020.
    https://soundcloud.com/binho-manenti

    Complete transcript:
    https://bit.ly/NucleusTranscript


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    • 46 min
    Season 2: 07–Samanvay: coming together with a shared purpose

    Season 2: 07–Samanvay: coming together with a shared purpose

    "Samanvay" is a Hindi word with a translation into English: "to come together as a group to work for a common purpose."

    This episode features perspectives from Megha from Ajmeer, Rajasthan (a state in India), and the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. In this episode, Megha and Amy discuss access to education, self-directed education, and Megha’s journey as an industrial design student at the Srishti Institute of Art Design and Technology.

    Megha completed her master’s thesis while working in the handicraft sector across several different NGO (non-governmental organizations) projects in different states in India.

    The word "craft" to Megha is a practice where a group of people share a similar process to create something useful and necessary. Crafts originated from a person within a community contributing to the needs of the community with something they are able to create through their material of choice. This is how the exchange of handcrafts was done in healthier times.

    Her main motivating factors for her work are what affects people's livelihood, happiness and identity. Looking at all the factors that impact an artisan, Megha feels that anyone can be an artisan, as long as they are informed by the importance of the “Why."

    Megha’s passions are rooted in sustainability and functionality. She aims to be involved with creating systems that serve the highest agenda: symbiotic relational-systems rooted in values of serving each other,  appreciating different products and techniques as art forms, and doing all that through the lens that the practice of using any resource must be sustainable.

    If you want to collaborate on projects that reduce inequality, e-mail meghajain0594@gmail.com

    http://bit.ly/SamanvayTranscript
    The transcript is linked above for episode 07 "Samanvay" featuring an interview about systems-design thinking with Megha.  
    The transcription is verbatim.
    Please send any feedback about the quality of this transcription to amy@clairvoyagency.com

    Question in the outtro from Octavia Butler's "Parable of the Sower (Earthseed #1)" Reader's Guide

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52397.Parable_of_the_Sower

    https://octaviabutler.org

    Intro music by Binho Manenti

    https://soundcloud.com/binho-manenti

    Background Tabla music from a musician in Ramana’s Garden, Rishikesh India (recorded February, 2019)

    Outro music by /jazzyrobot/ (Ana Gomulka and Taylor Greenshields)

    https://soundcloud.com/user-722540724

    Produced by Taylor Greenshields of Fundamental Sound Co.

    https://www.fundamentalsoundco.com



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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Season 2: 06–Kinship

    Season 2: 06–Kinship

    This episode is part 2 of a conversation with Ethan Hughes, co-founder of the Possibility Alliance in Belfast, Maine, and Grace Yoder of Polliwog Farm in Ypsi, Michigan. We talk about showing up, seeing the world as it is, white supremacy, grief, shame and trauma work, accepting disruption, self-organizing, seeking leadership from those who have been and are still most affected and oppressed by the dominant culture, and activating/cultivating our unique giftedness. Ethan also outlines for us the guiding principles they use to inform their work at the Possibility Alliance. Recorded August 7, 2019.Threads mentioned in this episode...Layla Saad’s book “Me and White Supremacy” to be released Feb 4th, 2020. www.laylafsaad.com Sonya Sanchez https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/sonia-sanchez Audre Lorde https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/audre-lorde Grace Lee Boggs http://www.boggsschool.org/grace-and-jimmy Sheri Mitchell: https://sacredinstructions.life  (book mentioned: Sacred Instruction)adrienne marie brown http://adriennemareebrown.net (books mentioned: Emergent Strategy and Pleasure Activism) Lynic Pinkard, author of the essay Revolutionary Sucide https://www.questia.com/magazine/1P3-3249938151/revolutionary-suicide  https://thesunmagazine.org/issues/466/dangerous-love Octavia Butler, the science fiction author quoted at the end of the interview: https://octaviabutler.org  Nibezun https://nibezun.org Healing Turtle Island: https://www.healingturtleisland.org Video playlists that shares a SWARM Training from Emily Mayer and Carlos Saavedra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKHGCY0nZLc&list=PLeJeAirMA52rjdn4ji49UWg_lebY2hdf4  Hawaain Snail species me

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Season 2: 05–Possibility

    Season 2: 05–Possibility

    Questioning what other people told you is possible is always a good place to start. This episode is part 1 of a conversation with Ethan Hughes, one of four co-founders of the Possibility Alliance in Belfast Maine, and Grace Yoder of Polliwog Farm in Ypsi, Michigan.  Grace shared her work on the first episode of this season, in an episode called "Belonging", and connected the threads to Ethan. Ethan and the people at the Possibility Alliance have spent over a decade working to solve practical problems through permaculture, while living true to a set of principles, one of which they call “pathways out of empire.” Grace and Amy ask questions around why Ethan and his partner & co-founder Sarah Wilcox moved from an established off-grid community in Missouri to start fresh in Maine. Together, we talk about our white privilege, getting to the point of being honest with what we’re exchanging and how much energy still needs to be freed up, and showing up to build resilience in response to this planet’s ecological and social crisis. Part 2 called “Kinship”Recorded August 7, 2019. Bottlenose Dolphin and Humpback Whale sounds recorded January 19, 1991 by “listeningtowhales” found on freesound.org Threads mentioned in this episode...Wabanaki REACH (http://www.mainewabanakireach.org) Bear Creek Community Land Trust (https://permies.com/t/112399/Bear-Creek-Community-Land-Trust) Brene Brown “Daring Greatly” https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/13588356 If you’d like to listen to the interviews Ethan did on “The Permaculture Podcast” in 2012 and 2013 with Scott Mann, check out this “best of” episode here: https://www.thepermaculturepodcast.com/2015/episode-1523-ethan-hughes/ If you’d like to listen to the episode entitled “Belonging” that featured Grace from Polliwog Farm, you can find it here:  https://unifiedthreads.libsyn.com/season-2-belonging If you’d like to contact Ethan, you can write him at: Ethan Hughes 85 Edgecomb Dr Belfast, ME 04915 Call him at (207) 338-5719 If you’d like to se

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    Season 2: 04–Where It All Spins Out

    Season 2: 04–Where It All Spins Out

    Where does it all spin out? Relationships.

    This episode features two beings sharing discoveries about how relationships influenced their experience with education.

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    • 1 hr 8 min

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