podcastSeason 3

Raising the Queer, Black, and Free

By June 26, 2018 June 5th, 2019 No Comments

Audio Producer

Juan P. Perez

Co-producer

Fatima Mookadam

Writer

Marley Richards

This episode is in support of the queer, black child. Alicia Lucas (from Episode 81) and her husband have five children. They used to say they have four daughters and one son, but they’re learning to practice a different narrative. Today, Alicia and her husband tell people they have three daughters, one son, and a child named Roxanne. Roxanne is their 8-year-old, gender-fluid child whose personal pronoun is “They.” Roxanne’s brother is 12 and identifies as bisexual. Together, their family is learning how to use terms and make space for every one of them to be comfortable and confident in being exactly who they are. As they learn how to do this, they’re shifting from conventional homeschooling and over into a more self-directed life. Self-Directed Education is helping them to deschool from ideas of gender roles and norms, and Alicia wants us to remember how this particular shift is tied to the greater issues of freedom, particularly for black families like hers.  #BIPOCinSDE

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