I am Pam Sorooshian – mom to three wonderful daughters, Roya (30), Roxana (28), and Rosie (24), and wife to my fantastic husband, Cyrus, and grandmother to (of course) the most perfect little guy in the world – Wyatt.
I’m an unschooling advocate and college economics teacher. I listen to a lot of audible books, drink a lot of (decaf) coffee, and love to play games.
We love living in Southern California – between the ocean and the mountains and the desert.
I’ve spoken about unschooling at conferences in South Carolina, North Carolina, Missouri, New Mexico, Washington, Arizona, Massachusetts, and all over California.
I’m Roxana Sorooshian, the middle daughter (28 and still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up). I’m the one doing most of the layout and editing side of this blog. I have a Master’s degree in Drama, I enjoy watching/performing in/directing/thinking about musical theatre, rereading Austen and Nabokov and Eliot, over-analyzing fantasy novels & TV sitcoms, tap dancing, wearing vintage hats, thinking about what life was like for British naval officers during the Napoleonic Wars, and reading – but rarely cooking from – vegan recipes. I also like making blogs which is why I have too many, but my main one is Upstaged (a theatre news, review, & humor site).
Rose Harrington-Sorooshian (24) is the youngest. She teaches adults with disabilities, and also runs a small business teaching American Sign Language to kids of all ages. She has a degree in Deaf Studies and a black belt in Kyin Kung Fu, and is a frequent speaker or panelist at homeschooling conferences. She’s also into feminism, television, and National Novel Writing Month. Like Roxana, she has way too many blogs. It’s a family failing.
Roya Dedeaux (30) is the oldest daughter and no longer a Sorooshian, which really does make comprehensive group nouns a problem. Roya got her B.A. in Recreation and Leisure Studies and Master’s degree in Counseling, and is now a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern. She specializes in therapy for homeschoolers and in art-based therapy practices. And is totally available as a therapist in person or online, or to do homeschooling coaching. Additionally, Roya lives with her husband the park ranger and their adored+adorable toddler son in a former nature center, where she knits & crochets obsessively while watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer.