Foundation for Free Education
Want to see what there really is to know? Look to Phi, Euler's Identity and the Golden Ratio. Look to these clues to learn how life unfolds. Open to the idea that you are not alone. The magic of your nature mathematically grown, constantly changing, petals dance-arranging, acting as proof. Mind blown. Heart of love finally known. In our natural growth, all Reality is shown.
It's been a very mixed last few years for me. I lost my mom in 2011 and learned the hard way how much life really means. I retreated, tried to advance while too brokenhearted, then retreated again. Still, I know my ideas are solid, I know my heart is true. I am healing.
I've been advocating for human rights, open source philosophy and free education despite the very hard times. This concern is at the core of who I am, and I don't expect for that to ever change, only to grow stronger. As my heart heals more, and as I find my footing as a professional advocate, I am also finding new ways to redefine what that means. I am sure there are many bright days to come where I will be discussing my discoveries with you. Right now I am doing the most work in organizing, learning music and learning permaculture. I am honing in on how best to approach the world's problems in real time given all of their complexity and all of our potential.
Thank you for staying with me on this journey! I am really grateful to have made it this far with you. I appreciate you all much more than I can say. There is a beautiful future ahead for all of us.
P.S. I got this image on Wikimedia Commons. If you need open source media, this is the place!
Take a few minutes to read this essay of mine concerning Pedagogy of the Oppressed. The ideas in this book and essay are avenues to understanding how to liberate the minds of those who consciously or unconsciously consider themselves unable to escape the oppressive forces in their lives. The harsh realities of their socioeconomic background, or their dogmatic, limiting ideologies (circles of certainty), have left certain people and their lives "domesticated." It is our task (as critical educators) to show these people that anything is possible: to liberate them from the confines of a degrading human life and perceived reality, and to deliver and develop them into more self-actualized human beings.
Our oppressors are sometimes external from us, and sometimes they live in our heads.
Decolonization of the Mind: An Exploration of Pedagogy of the Oppressed, by Sarah McGovern, CSU Fall 2009
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THIS IS AMAZING! We are so thankful, and we just wanted to share our gratitude with you all for caring about free education. It means everything to us to spread these resources and create this awareness!