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Words for Liberation

I love words and believe they have power. Especially when you are desperately trying to understand a  situation where a person, group, or system has power over you: words can liberate. So here are some words for liberation.  This is an ongoing post. I want to add more words and terms. I plan to write at least one blog […]

Convention, Free Thinking, and the Reality of Dirty Socks

I highly recommend thinking for yourself. Free your mind. Don’t blindly follow convention. But sometimes, following convention is a good idea. The bottom line is to check in with reality. Here are a couple examples revolving around the stark reality of dirty socks. Using Your Freehood and Questioning Convention In fall 2006, I was traveling […]

Freedom vs. Freehood

Many years ago I was introduced to the term “freehood” and how it relates to “freedom” as we usually think of it. In short, freehood is about being free as an individual, from inside oneself. “Freedom” is about having a free environment. The term comes from Rudolf Steiner an Austrian philosopher from the late 19th, […]

Radical Unschooling: the Negative Post

Years ago, I wrote a blog post called Intro to Radical Unschooling. In it, I described some of the things I like about radical unschooling. I said I’d write another blog post addressing negative things I don’t like about it. Finally, this is that post. Why Now? I heard of radical unschooling in 2007 at a […]

Intro to Radical Unschooling

Something that’s been new for me since I got onto the national unschooling conference scene two years ago is the term and philosophy of radical unschooling. It’s based on the idea that unschooling trusts children and gives them freedom in learning and education: radical unschooling gives them the same freedom in every other area of their […]

True freedom in life and education: doing what you really want

Something I really started thinking about when I was unschooling high school was the nature of true freedom. Basically, I came to the conclusion that lack of restrictions was not enough: to be truly free we need to know the truth and be able to do what we truly want deep down inside. Years later […]

Freedom, Fear, and Unschooling

After I left school and started unschooling,  I had freedom, I put my trust in myself, and  I did a lot of healing work. Still there was a fear inside me that took me years to be fully aware of and make the choice not to let it control my actions. Recently I rediscovered a […]

Freedom, Healing, and Unschooling

Eli Gerzon talks about how he used the freedom he had with unschooling/homeschooling when he left school, to do all kinds of emotional and spiritual healing work. We can’t have freedom or be free if we have wounds that need tending to. He refers to the website Family Healing Institute, by Venus Taylor an African-American, unschooling/homeschooling mom in Boston. Eli Gerzon quotes Venus Taylor and expresses his own gratitude and thanks to all who have helped them heal.