Akilah S. Richards

Akilah S. Richards

Akilah S. Richards is an author and digital content writer. Her liberation-focused work explores unconventional parenting and lifestyle choices to help people leave or change the environments where they do not feel free or safe as themselves. She is an intersectional feminist writer with a keen focus on amplifying the spectrum of black and brown voices in the self-directed education (unschooling) movement.

The Amazon.com bestselling author has presented keynotes, breakout sessions, and workshops on radical self-expression, personal leadership, and writing on college campuses, and several women's summits and blogging conferences. She has appeared on local radio and on national television in the US and on her home island, Jamaica. Akilah has been featured in Essence and Real Simple magazines, and has written for MyBrownBaby.com, ScaryMommy.com, TinyBuddha.com, and ForHarriet.com, among others. She is a regular contributor to the world's largest feminist media site, EverydayFeminism.com, and also writes regularly at Ravishly.com.

Akilah and her husband, Kris, are digital nomads who live an unschooled life with their daughters. Her love of children and safe spaces have led her to stand in service as a board member for both Greening Youth Foundation and the Alternatives to School movement. She is also the founder of the Radical Self-expression digital community, RadicalSelfie.com, through which she hosts small-group and individual wellness retreats for women and children.

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    • Perfectly Rational Reasons to Be Okay with Not Being Okay: A Self-Care Guide for Embracing Your Feelings Even When They Are Negative

    • The Radical Self-Expression Series, Book 1
    • By: Akilah S. Richards
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Dorr
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What if I told you it is okay not to be okay? Listen to this audiobook to learn about facing and even embracing painful emotions as part of a healthy self-care process....

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