Sophie Christophy is a feminist and children’s rights activist, primarily working on deconstructing patriarchy from childhood socialization in education and family organizational and relational culture. She is a conduit for the emergence of a consent and rights-based social and environmental paradigm, working with individuals and organisations on deschooling, integrating consent and rights-based principles into practice, and on enhancing authenticity, integrity and transparency by aligning principles with practice (beliefs with behavior). She also works these principles every day in her own life.
In January 2018 she co-founded a self-directed, consent and rights-based education setting called the Cabin, as a space to realise children’s rights in the here and now, and model this new way of being to enable others to make the change. To our knowledge it is the first explicitly consent-based education setting for children in the UK, and also the first to identify itself as Ed Positive – a transdisciplinary education philosophy that breaks down traditional subject silos, hierarchy and gatekeeping, and instead is curiosity driven, problem oriented, critical, an open access approach rooted in children’s rights. In 2020 she became CEO of Phoenix Education.
You can find documentation of her ongoing self-directed academic work – an Unschooled Master of Arts in Children’s Rights, Parenthood and Education – here.
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