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Hi, I’m Ashia, founder & Head Custodian of Infodumpery for Raising Luminaries.

I create free tool kits to help overworked caregivers ignite the next generation of leaders.

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Hey friends! Happy Lunar New Year! 

This month, our family welcomes the Year of the Dragon. Leading us into the new year with courage, strength and wisdom.

In contrast to last year’s Rabbit – this is no time to tread lightly. Set a path for change  and barrel forward with conviction!

This February we’re igniting a spark of compassion in our kids by getting honest about how the world really is – and what an amazing place it could be

…IF we can resist false urgency and other nonsense that distracts us from dismantling injustice from the roots up.

Here’s to pushing for radical change through the year of the dragon and beyond!

With you,

Ashia R.

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Don't try to do it all! Pick one event and build upon what you learned together next year.

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FEB

Imbolc / St. Brigid's Day

Celebrating the passage of winter and the persistence of clever Irish women as we wait for the right moment to spring into action.

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FEB

Groundhog Day

Let's take this low-key event as an opportunity to unpack 'innocuous' sexism in kidlit.

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feb

Rosa Parks Day

Celebrating the legacy of Black women who dared to disrupt business as usual

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feb

Black Lives Matter At School:
Week of Action

Black Lives Matter at School is a national coalition organizing for racial justice in education encouraging all educators, students, parents, unions, and community organizations to join the annual week of action during the first week of every February.

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jan

Lunar New Year

A new year holiday exploring themes of loss and letting go along with longevity, luck, and raising a ruckus.

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feb

Galentine's Day

Celebrating lovers is over-rated, let’s celebrate friendship and those kickass buddies who support us as our full weirdo selves.

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feb

Valentine's Day

Resisting consumerism & toxic gender norms - we use Valentine's day as a reminder to identify healthy romantic relationships and affirm LGBTQiA2S+ and interracial marriage rights.

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RAISING LUMINARIES

Hi, I’m Ashia, founder & Head Custodian of Infodumpery for Raising Luminaries.

I create free tool kits to help overworked caregivers ignite the next generation of leaders.

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I’m an Autistic, multiracial (Chinese/Irish) 2nd-generation settler raising two children alongside my partner on the homelands of the Wampanoag and Massachusett people. My goal with Raising Luminaries is to collaborate with families and educators in raising the next generation of kind & courageous leaders, so we can all smash the kyriarchy together.

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RAISING LUMINARIES

Hi, I’m Ashia, founder & Head Custodian of Infodumpery for Raising Luminaries.

I create free tool kits to help overworked caregivers ignite the next generation of leaders.

ABOUT | MISSION | FINANCIALS | ACCOUNTABILITY

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

STAY IN TOUCH

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