I am Pam Sorooshian – mom to three wonderful daughters, Roya -28, Roxana – 25, and Rosie – 22, and wife to my fantastic husband, Cyrus!
I’m an unschooling advocate, college economics teacher, and theater box office manager. 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 write a lot on the unschooling list, AlwaysLearning@yahoogroups.com, and a little on others (UnschoolingBasics@yahoogroups.com) and (AlwaysUnschooled@yahoogroups.com).
I’ve spoken about unschooling at conferences in South Carolina, North Carolina, Missouri, New Mexico, Arizona, and California (and, upcoming, Massachusetts).
I’m Roxana Sorooshian, the middle daughter (25 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’m a Theatre Arts graduate student in San Francisco, 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 two are Pea Coat & Pixie Cut, and Upstaged (a theatre news, review, & humor site).
Rose (22) is the youngest. She teaches martial arts (with a black belt in kyin kung fu), is a frequent speaker or panelist at homeschooling conferences, and is now in the process of completing a Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Studies, with the goal of becoming an American Sign Language interpreter. 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 (28) 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 in person as a therapist, or to do homeschooling coaching by email. Additionally, Roya lives with her husband the park ranger and their massive dog in a former nature center, where she knits & crochets obsessively while watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer.