exploration space is
not an online course.
Instead, it's a growing community of revolutionary adults developing the language and practice of raising free people.
This community official opened on August 30, 2017. It has and will continue to grow since then, and as it does so, you'll maintain access to the myriad of resources I'm compiling and creating for you to
- Deep-dive details about this daily practice
- Links to research about the benefits and challenges
- Real examples from real unschoolers
- Unfiltered talks about obstacles to unschooling
- Encouragement to keep going, and how to pivot
- Suggestions for dealing with naysayers
- Alternatives to punishment-based parenting
- Help with transitioning from homeschooling
- Help with transitioning from public/private schooling
- Video footage from my live presentations
- Audio footage from my live presentations
- Links to research about Self-Directed Education
- Interviews with other unschoolers (exclusively for us)
- Monthly live group video chats/Q&A
You get videos, audios, images, suggested readings, and group (video) meetups.
Right now you have dozens of video, audio and direct links focused on raising free people and gaining more unschooling confidence. Among those resources include full access to Unschooling Explained, a webinar I hosted on July 12, 2017. More than 300 people participated, and I used their feedback to expound on the topics from the webinar, and include often-asked questions about related topics such as navigating our own baggage, the high relevance of self-care in unschooling, ways to create in-person community, dealing with our own parents’ issues with our choices, changing our minds, authentic self-expression, and of course, the daily practice of raising free people.
Unschooling Liberation Space is like our app for raising free people. It’s our nation, our safe space, and it will grow as we grow.
"I love the connections you've made and spelled out here. I'm joining because I want to further explore these concepts and how to apply them and bring them into action in my own life. I can't wait to keep learning!" - Katy Barrett
StartSTART HERE (Welcome Message)
StartChores, Emotions, & Agile Learning Tools
StartBeginner Unschooling Tips
Start(NEW) When Children Assert Their Needs (11:41)
StartOn Race, Personal Power, & Lifelong Education
StartDifferences Between Self-Directed and Progressive Education
StartMedia & Screen Time Concerns (11:14)
StartDiscipline & Restrictions
StartWays Non-Parents Can Offer Unschooling Support (12:24)
Akilah S. Richards is an unschooling podcaster, writer, and founding board member of The Alliance for Self-Directed Education. Her work both challenges and encourages social justice minded people to explore privilege and power in their relationships with children. In her own family, Akilah, her partner, and their two daughters, use unschooling as a tool for decolonizing education and liberating themselves from oppressive, exclusive systems. Find her conversations and commentary at Fare of the Free Child Podcast where Akilah supports, connects, and highlights people of color designing their own liberation through Self-Directed Education and love-centered community building.