I am Lucy AitkenRead: writer, facilitator, coach!
I’m also mum to two children, Ramona, 10, and Juno, 7 and we have all been unschooling for a decade.
I believe in a post-school world. My vision is of a future where kids are free to learn in their own style, about subjects they are interested in, with the care of grown ups around them who are also curious, passionate learners. It’s a world where children can trust themselves, because we do.
I want to support unschoolers to create homes that are based on joy and trust and to nurture community that is truly regenerative.
Self-directed learning is a transformative movement and I’m here, alongside Disco’s other coaches and mentors, to equip you to show up for it. Keep reading to discover more about the excellent women you get to meet through Disco and the Circle Membership Programme.
Akilah S Richard – Guest Educator for Disco
Akilah is co-founder of the Raising Free People Network, author of the book Raising Free People: Unschooling as Liberation and Healing Work and producer of the unschooling podcast Fare of the Free Child. Akilah brings her wisdom to Disco’s fourth workshop where she weaves together the links between deschooling, respectful parenting, liberation work and the practicalities of creating equitable unschooling spaces.
Leslie Bray – Unschooling Community Coach
Leslie is the founder of Kids Cultivator, a Black Home Educator’s network in Atlanta that has been flourishing for ten years. She has been an important presence in offering consultation, guidance and workshops in the USA unschooling scene and is especially experienced in supporting people to establish and nurture unschooling communities that are healthy and sustainable. Leslie is one of the coaches on our membership programme and offers a monthly session on building and nurturing regenerative community as well as bespoke solutions.
Jessie Currie – Neurodiversity Mentor
Jessie is a neurodivergent unschooling filmmaker and passionate advocate for every human’s right to a shame and comparison-free life long education that is individually tailored to suite them. Jessie believes that unschooling emancipates and empowers neurodivergent people to live their best lives following their own unique pathway honouring honing their ND superpowers. Jessie has spent the last 25 years facilitating children and young people to follow their passions and the last 8 years facilitating her own ND children’s unschooling journey. Jessie’s role in our membership programme is to hold space for parents, carers and children alike so that they feel truly seen and heard in unconditional positive regard to shine in their own true light.