Some parents choose to take their children out of mainstream education while others set up learning spaces for their kids. Young people attend democratic learning communities part-time and most determined educators gather evidence for their centre to become an Ofsted registered school. Democratic, self-directed learning communities are growing in numbers around the UK. They all have one thing in common – children are seen as active participants, capable to manage their lives and learning.
Can we think of #feminism as getting back control over our bodies and #birth? I spoke to Ceri Durham who wants women to take charge of their birth, ask questions to health professionals and know their #birthrights and choices. She has been running Tower Hamlets Positive Birth and Homebirth Support Group for 10 years; it’s a safe space where pregnant women and new mothers meet and discuss birth as a normal part of their lives, not as somethings awful or scary. Women pass knowledge to each other. One person at a time, Ceri is trying to bring change in the birth world.