Radical unschooling for me is about trust. Trust in our abilities to learn, to adapt, to grow, to nurture and flourish, without school.
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Our two children have been unschooled since birth.
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a little about me
Unschooling as feminist activism with two teens, married, aspiring homesteader, organic gardener, blogger, undisciplined artist, old house caretaker in Maine.
Madly in-love with my husband, Alex, of 18 years (22 years as a couple), who I met in theater class at UMaine. Mother to two incredible people, ages 16 and 13. I am a radical homemaker and the kids have been always unschooled. I spend lots of time reading and occasionally writing about civil rights, kyriarchy, sexuality, class, race, sexism, ageism and ableism, neurobiology, sociology and psychology and the environment.
On the Meyers Briggs, I test a solid ENFP, with low extroversion. My husband and kids also test as E-somethings, and I'm the most introverted. I am a synesthete, with grapheme color synesthesia and I am dyscalculic. As a child, I moved constantly, lived a magical early life in a small, coastal, historic Maine town and I survived repeated homelessness, enduring poverty, abuse, twelve schools and thrity-five moves.
I photograph and blog about our interconnected life, unschooling and living as sustainably as possible, while growing an organic garden, splitting our time between a 120 year old house, a short walk from the beach on Maine's southern coast, and the 18th century family homestead on a pond in central Maine, that we are currently restoring, farmhouse and land.