Katie Patterson left school after kindergarten and grew up unschooling. She is an actress, a writer, and an all-around lover of horror. We have a wonderful conversation about her childhood, how her path has unfolded, what she loved about unschooling, and what she’s up to now.
Questions for Katie
Can you share with us a bit about you and your family?
What were some of your interests growing up and how did you pursue them?
We talk pretty regularly on the podcast about giving kids room to fully explore their passions, though sometimes that can stretch our comfort zones. I’d love to hear your perspective!
Looking back, what do you appreciate most about growing up unschooling?
Lots of people worry when kids choose career paths that don’t typically provide stable, reliable income. Have people asked you about creating a Plan B? How do you answer them?
What are you working on right now?
As a grown unschooler, what piece of advice would you like to share with unschooling parents who are just starting out on this journey?
Things mentioned in the podcast
Katie’s current project, a crowd-funding campaign for her short film, Only You
Katie’s sister, Alyssa Patterson was on the podcast as well