Akilah S Richards on Carry On Friends

Unschooling & Self-Directed Education

Unschooling vs Homeschooling

Jamaican Akilah Richards hosts Fare of the Free Child, a lifestyle and parenting podcast about the connection between liberation, learning, and parenting, particularly among BIPOC (Black Indigenous, People of Color) communities.

In this episode, Akilah gives her definition of unschooling and explains the difference between unschooling and homeschooling. Akilah also shares her journey from the traditional Caribbean perspective on school to Unschooling & Self-Directed Education. We also discuss school wounds and my openness to explore self-directed education as an option for my son. 

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(Updated November 2020)


Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown is Founder & host of Carry On Friends one of the first podcasts dedicated to the Caribbean American Experience. She is leading the way for Caribbean Podcast as the founder of Breadfruit Media, the first Caribbean podcast production company; and founder of the Caribbean Podcast Directory a place to discover podcasts by people of Caribbean Heritage.