Revillaging episode 8: Trust Yourself – Essie Richards on unschooling

“For me, certainly, [unschooling is] about leaning in as far into authenticity as is possible with as big a compassionate heart as is also possible.” – Essie Richards

In this episode Essie Richards talks with Adele Jarrett-Kerr about how deconditioning from religion and deschooling has supported her self-trust. Essie is an unschooling parent of two, an intersectional environmental activist and founder of a project that provides food for people experiencing food poverty. This is a conversation about shame, finding our way of being in the world, how we learn to heal and to deal with conflict, and about meeting our own needs. Essie’s story is such a gift, whether or not you’re a parent or whatever education path you and your people are taking. 

Listen here

Links:

The Pantry on Facebook
The Pantry on BBC Radio Cornwall
No Going Back Sundays on Instagram
No Going Back Sundays on Facebook
Lucy AitkenRead’s Disco  for unschooling support

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Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Music: Ophelia by Les Haydn


[she/her] • writer • unschooler • team Soul Farm • Revillaging podcast • breastfeeding counsellor • Trinidadian in Cornwall

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