Akilah S. Richards
Based in Manchester, Jamaica. Works globally.
I’m one of those weirdos who believe that life shouldn’t be compartmentalized into big boxes of hard work and “mastering the game”, and little boxes of intermittent joy through vacations, retreats, and other typical “getaways”.
If I ever start feeling like I have to vacate or get away from my “regular” life, then I know I’m on the wrong path. I’m running the other way–inward, toward myself and unique patterns. I’m on that Audre Lorde/Anaïs Nin/Rumi-inspired energy of just being more me than I’ve ever been.
I call myself a Radical Self-Expressionist because I lead rebellions around the premise of living an authentic, fully expressed life, and I practice what I teach in my own location-independent, unschooling, live-like-you-mean-that-shit lifestyle.
My work has been featured in Essence, Clutch, and Real Simple magazines, and online at MSNBC’s Today Moms, RollingOut.com, CNN.com and regularly on EverydayFeminism.com.
Visit my personal blog, radicalselfie.com.