Challenging Privilege & Power in Our Relationships with Children – Akilah Richards

Akilah Richards is an unschooling podcaster (Fare of the Free Child is her podcast), a writer and founding board member of the Alliance for Self Directed Education speaking here with the Awarepreneurs podcast.

Challenging Privilege & Power in Our Relationships with Children

by Akilah Richards


Raising Free Black, non-Black Indigenous, and People of Color Children




Akilah Richards is passionate about mindful partnerships and parenting. Since 2016, she has hosted Fare of the Free Child, a lifestyle and parenting podcast about the connection between liberation, learning, and parenting, particularly among BIPOC communities. Parents, educators, unschoolers and entrepreneurs tune in weekly to connect about unschooling, deschooling, conscious parenting, and self-directedness. Discussions center emotional wellness, learning and children, parenting, self-care, and self-love. The voice and work of this Jamaican-born, digital nomad have been featured on NPR, Forbes, NBC TV, Good Morning America’s blog, and in several literary and in-person spaces throughout the U.S., Jamaica, and South Africa. She is a TEDx Speaker, an accomplished digital content writer, and sought-after facilitator whose highly-anticipated book, Raising Free People: Unschooling as Liberation and Healing Work (PM Press), will be released in the Fall of 2020.

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