I am known as Annie. I am married to Matt, an industrial fire fighter, and we have three children: Victor Orion 9, Adeline Mae 6, and Merlin Ponder 1. We live in southwest Louisiana where I do not and never have fit in. Every once in a while I discover a word that describes me and the fact that there are others like me who exist…. Humanist, Unitarian Universalist, attachment parent, and most recently….Radical Unschooler. I plan to write a blog describing the twists and turns of my children’s schooling and how the word “unschooling" made its way into our lives. I think it would just be too lengthy for the here and now. But having established the fact that we can identify ourselves as unschoolers, it’s just the same as everything we identify with. I can find my people, but they are all so far away. I’ve been saying for a while now that I need a village. I don’t want my children to grow up with the same feelings of isolation and the persecution complex that I’ve come of age with. I have now taken to the word “tribe.” I love the south. I love Louisiana. I love the strong sense of family that we have down here. But I have found myself in a position where I can not act on both my allegiance to my family of origin and my allegiance to my procreate family. Matt and the two older kids and I are on the same page about this. We plan to spend the next two years of our life learning to be more self-sufficient, and deciding where we are going. We hope to find an intentional community where we can learn a more sustainable lifestyle and have a real community. We would even be willing to start one from the ground up if we were able to find other families to do so with. We, at the very least, want to move somewhere less polluted with like minded families to interact with. I guess our first step should be finding those like minded people.