This week, I feature the voice and sentiment of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the writer, storyteller, feminist mama who inspired our travels to Soweto from Johannesburg last December. We went for a Black authors’ book festival, but this isn’t a recap of Abantu. Thanks to Chimamanda, Soweto, and Abantu, I can share this example of partnership-centered parenting. It is an example of what the work of raising free people can look like in a moment, when we as adults get to choose trusting a child over controlling them. I have li’l snippets from just crowd sounds and good shit from Abantu, but mostly, this is just me telling you what happened with Marley and me that day. This is me telling you a bit about choosing to live in alignment with what you believe, and recognizing how that choice begins to arrange your entire freaking life in ways that offer you opportunities to move into deep work in the world and in our own self. In your household. In your relationships, in your politics, in your purpose.