Episode #9: Courageous Communication with Sophia FitzMedrud

[Please see Sophia's comments and corrections below.]

Courageous Communication is Sophia FitzMedrud's Super Power.  Today's episode is perfect for anyone who thinks even for one moment that young people can't change the world. My guest is the author of the novel “Of Fish and Friend; Swimming 30 miles an hour with a Boy in a Patchwork Tailcoat”.  She's part of the founding chapter of Heirs to Our Oceans, a global movement of youth taking the ocean crisis into their own hands by educating themselves and others and processing and advocating for solutions, and she is 14 years old.

  • Families who independently educate their kids outside of brick and mortar school who are trailblazing the future of learning
  • What can happen when smart kids are given the opportunity to learn without limitations
  • How Sophia came to be homeschooled
  • Ocean conservation Sophia participates in with Heirs To Our Oceans, youth leaders around the globe dedicated to inspiring awareness, responsibility, and action
  • Small steps kids and adults can do to help save the oceans and how small steps are a beginning
  • Some of the actions Heirs have taken
  • The importance of reducing seafood consumption, specifically of tuna
  • Sophia's Book, “Of Fish and Friends” and Nana-wrimo
  • How Super Powers can be the result of privilege and why we still need to honor our own and each other's strengths
  • The power of speaking ones mind
  • Early college as an alternate path to College and beyond
  • Ballet and Musicals
  • Friends as comrades, supporters and the source of happiness

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Lisa: 33:44 Thank you so much for being here my lovelies. I know your time is valuable and I appreciate your attention. Join us again next week and every Thursday and for now be good, be bold and be brave.

Post Airing Notes from Sophia Fitzmedrud:

“Around 13:35, I said something like, “anything that affects one piece [of an ecosystem] usually affects the rest of the network,” when it would be more accurate to say something closer to “has the potential to affect” or “can affect.”

Around 15:50, I accidentally implied that Pacific Bluefin Tuna are canned. (They’re not.) Albacore and other species of Tuna are more often canned, since Bluefin don’t taste very good to humans cooked.

Around ~16:00, it was implied that Pacific Bluefin Tuna are endangered. Technically, they don’t have that legal classification.”  -Sophia


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2018-02-05T13:33:23-07:00January 31st, 2018|Education, Future, Homeschooling, Learning, Life Skills, Mindset, Parenting, Routines, Teens, Women|0 Comments

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