podcastSeason 4

Ep 142: Check the Unschooling Vocab

By October 23, 2019 No Comments

Audio Producer

Juan P. Perez


Fatima Mookadam


Marley Richards

This week, let’s talk about some unschooling vocabulary.

There are terms I made up, and terms that our community took on and redefined for ourselves. This episode highlights some of those words. I imagine doing updates of this episode as we continue to develop language together. For now, these ten words offer a good opportunity for us to have shared meaning. It’s also an opportunity to question your own definitions and understandings, and pivot wherever the need arises.

  1. Unschooling
  2. Self-Directed Education
  3. Deschooling
  4. Schoolishness
  5. Pervasive Whiteness
  6. Othermothering (the brilliant Patricia Hill Collins wrote about this)
  7. Reparenting
  8. Life Design
  9. Intersectionality
  10. Labrish

Here’s a resource for further exploring language in relation to parenting, leadership, and of course, liberation: https://radicalselfie.teachable.com/p/ourpatois

This episode was recorded live at She Podcasts. Here’s an excerpt with a few snippets from this page about #Shepodcasts:

“She Podcasts began in 2014 as a small Facebook group, built so that our women podcaster friends could have a place online to get quick podcasting answers, tips and resources from one another. However, as soon as the group started, it grew enormously. Friends were adding friends and before long it had been built to over 11,000 women in some phase of building and PRODUCING a podcast. In the spirit of further support, a podcast was created to address issues and podcasting current events as they relate to women. Hosted by Elsie Escobar and Jessica Kupferman, the podcast entitled “She Podcasts” now boasts almost 10000 downloads per month. The vision for She Podcasts is to support and nurture as many female-lead podcasts as possible, and to encourage knowledge sharing without excessive promotion.”

Dawn J. Fraser was my absolute favorite workshop facilitator. She was present, brilliant, intuitive, and funny. Here’s a snippet of her bio, straight from her website:

“Dawn J. Fraser is a storyteller, educator and and nationally acclaimed speaker based out of New York City. Dawn has created programs for college students, educators and entrepreneurs to develop leadership potential through storytelling, and is an Instructor with The Moth and The Story Studio. She loves being a twin, a Trinidadian, and tweetable @dawnjfraser.”

Lisa Orkin was also amazingly giving during her workshop. Here’s her website, and here’s a  snippet from a blurb I took directly from her site:

I have over 25 years of experience in copywriting, scripting, audio production, voice acting, teaching and speaking in both traditional and digital media. My current podcast is a wild mix of all my creative lives, Project Woo Woo. Where I have very real conversations with imaginary people. And all this in a tutu and checkered Vans.

All kindsa awesome from womenfolk, right? Yeh, I know. Inspiring!

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