We asked “what change would you make right now?”
Together with his husband, Tom, Lee adopted their son at end of 2019. The family live in Wales and love hiking and exploring. “Life has been one big adventure ever since we adopted – hence our nickname, The Adventure
Squad! If I could harness some magic to change something in the world right now, it would be a cultural shift to a kinder, more open society - where the way people live isn't questioned by others, and where people can exist authentically without any judgement or prejudice." Read about the family’s journey to adoption in our new column on page 97.
Mother to three daughters, writer, home educator and breastfeeding counsellor, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Adele now lives in Cornwall.
She works on the family’s small, regenerative farm and hosts a podcast about human connection called Revillaging. “Through the podcast I bring together conversations about experiences with community. Revillaging is all about exploring how we do life together well at a time when we’ve been conditioned to confuse isolation with independence. The systems we live in don’t value meaningful community, which is no surprise since they don’t value us.” Read Adele’s reasons for choosing unschooling on page 42.
Living with her three children in their self-built eco-house in Bristol, Lindsay and her husband,
David run Quirky Campers alongside home educating the youngest children. “If I could wave a magic wand, I would make governments around the world wake up to the climate crisis.
If anything good has come out of the past 12 months it is absolute proof of the creativity and ingenuity of individuals, groups and small businesses. I believe we could replace our extractive system with something beautiful and full of joy.” Explore some of the gorgeous quirky campers to stay in around the UK on page 86.
Living in North East Kentucky with her husband and young son, Sonia seeks simplicity in life and motherhood. Once city dwellers, we now live on the family farm. Each day a lesson in grace, appreciation, and diligence as we grow as a family, tend to animals, and adapt to a lifestyle which we thrive not by the items surrounding us but by the intention that fulfills us. If I could change one thing in the world right now, I would make empathy in our society autonomic, like breathing!” Find Sonia’s advice on homesteading on page 73.
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