In 2017, I withdrew my son from public school. What I anticipated would be a temporary solution for the particular challenge of finding the “right” schools for our Black children was the start of a journey that would change our family’s lives forever.
Like many of you reading this understand, as Black parents we have the layered experience of navigating a system designed for us to fail, and one that is also failing in itself. The “good” schools aren’t good for us. And that’s before taking a step back to look at conventional schooling itself. Its design of control, conditioning, and conformity.
How We’re Getting Free
Homeschool. Self-directed education. Liberated learning. Mindful parenting. Taking control of our and our children’s education. Deschooling ourselves. Liberated Young is about raising free Black children as much as it is about freeing ourselves as the adults journeying with them.
“Without community, there is no liberation.” ~ Audre Lorde
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About the Author
This newsletter is published by Tyshia Ingram. Writer, advocate, and founder of Liberated Young—an educational freedom initiative creating content, learning materials, and mindful products for Black children and families. Her words on mindful parenting, self-directed education, and getting free have been featured on Business Insider, Motherly, Vox, Successful Black Parenting, and more. Find her living and learning alongside a blended family of schoolers, unschoolers, and young people whose paths are yet to be discovered in Philadelphia. Learn more about her at www.tyshiashante.com.
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