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Trans In Hiding: Lyle’s Story

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“Do you want to go to counselling?” my mom asked.

She asked this after she and my dad had spent at least two hours interrogating me on my faith, the most terrifying conversation I’d ever had. At seventeen, I’d tried my best to explain my own agnosticism through tears, saying how I never truly believed what they did. I hadn’t come out as trans, but coming out as non-Christian alone proved to be terrifying.

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Bringing Back Child Labor?

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It is rather shocking that the very people who give the most lip service to education, America’s Founding Fathers, the value of children, and Christian morals, are the same ones advocating for elimination of compulsory education laws, a reduction of child labor laws, and the idolization of one form of human (i.e. fallible) government.

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Why This Simone Biles Homeschool Success Meme is Disrespectful to Homeschool Alumni (and Simone Biles)

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Editorial Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Libby Anne’s blog Love Joy Feminism. It was originally published on Patheos on August 15, 2016. Meme features picture of Simone Biles with this text: But how will homeschooled kids ever compete in the real world? Pretty well, I guess. Speaking as a homeschool alumna, this meme is disrespectful to homeschool alumni—including Simone Biles—for a multitude

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As A Homeschooler…

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Photo credit: Darcy Anne, used with permission.  Editor’s Note: Darcy Anne is a homeschool alumni blog partner. She blogs at Darcy’s Heart-stirrings. This post was originally published on July 28th, 2016, and is reprinted with permission. I’ve been watching my kids learn about their world and their place in it. Answering their questions about current events like the marriage equality

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My Homeschool Story: Rapunzel’s Story

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CC image courtesy of Flickr, flattop341.   HA Note: The author’s name has been changed to ensure anonymity. ‘Rapunzel’ is a pseudonym. Editorial note: Rapuznel blogs at Letters from Rapunzel. This story is reprinted with permission. Dear Friend, I remember clearly the moment my parents told me that they had decided to homeschool my brothers and I. We were all in the car

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Of Libraries, Flashbacks, and Alternate Realities

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CC image courtesy of Flickr, Hellebardius Editor’s Note: Darcy Anne is a homeschool alumni blog partner. She blogs at Darcy’s Heart-stirrings. This post was originally published on July 15, 2016, and is reprinted with permission.   I will probably never be free from the memories. No situation or activity is safe from the flashbacks, the comparisons, and the wonder that

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