I am a woman, wife, mother, (secular) homeschooler, and my family is the most important thing to me.
My parenting technique is mostly "free range", and my homeschooling technique is mostly "child led" (though not quite unschooling).
I respect children as people and individuals, and believe that most children are far more intelligent, capable, and wise than we (people, collectively) typically give them credit for.
I like hiking, camping, leisurely cycling, walking, and generally being outside.
I enjoy photography, Pentax cameras, knitting, crocheting, and making beaded jewelry.
I like helping people in need, and feel a sense of personal responsibility to try to help people directly.
I'm interested in nutrition, sustainable living, and learning and teaching my children as much as I can about as many subjects as possible. (and finding the right rescources to help us learn the things I cannot teach)
While I understand the natural desire to label things and people, and to associate with people of like mind, I also believe that if we stop making such an effort to segregate ourselves into groups by race, religion, politics, nationality, gender, ability, etc; we may realize that we are all HUMAN and learn to respect and accept each other as such.
If we stop fighting for special or better treatment for whatever groups we have chosen to align ourselves with, and instead we all unite to fight for EQUAL treatment and freedom for ALL people, we can make a better world than we or anyone before us has ever experienced.
I used to think that democracy was pretty great, but as I get older and pay more attention to politics, I think more and more that democracy is the #1 way to ensure that the majority always rules the minority. The only solution I can think of for this problem is to limit government enough so that ALL people have the freedom to live the way they choose (with the caveat that some sort of reprecussions should happen for any person that harms another).