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RAISING THE FUTURE Podcast No 2 with Akilah Richards

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We had the pleasure of talking to the inspiring, informative, warm hearted Akilah Richards. Here she talks about mothering, comunication, creativity, writing, self governance and she shares how she and her husband unschool their two girls.


 

Akilah S. Richards is an author, content writer, and podcaster. Her liberation-focused work

explores strategies designed to help people leave or change the environments where they do not

feel free or safe as themselves. She is an intersectional feminist writer with a keen focus on

amplifying the spectrum of Black and Brown people’s voices in the Self-Directed Education

movement.

Akilah has given keynotes, breakout sessions, and workshops on radical self-expression,

personal leadership, and writing on college campuses and women’s summits/conferences in the

US and on her home island, Jamaica. She has been featured in Essence and Real Simple

magazines, and has written for MyBrownBaby.com, ScaryMommy.com, TinyBuddha.com,

ForHarriet.com, and EverydayFeminism.com, among others.

Akilah and her husband are digital nomads who live an unschooled life with their two daughters.

She stands in service as a board member for Greening Youth Foundation and the The Alliance

for Self-Directed Education.

Akilah Richards Links.

Find her on Instagram at here

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www.self-directed.org

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Peter Gray

RAISING THE FUTURE – PODCAST SERIES

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A fascinating and uplifting conversation with Professor Peter Gray to start our new podcast series


Peter Gray, Ph.D., research professor at Boston College, is author of Free to Learn (Basic Books, 2013) and Psychology (Worth Publishers, a college textbook now in its 7th edition). He has conducted and published research in comparative, evolutionary, developmental, and educational psychology.

He did his undergraduate study at Columbia University and earned a Ph.D. in biological sciences at Rockefeller University. His current research and writing focus primarily on children’s natural ways of learning and the life-long value of play.

His own play includes not only his research and writing, but also long distance bicycling, kayaking, back-woods skiing, and vegetable gardening.

Peter Gray’s Links as mentioned in the podcast.

www.psychologytoday.com/blog

www.self-directed.org

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