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December 9, 2022

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Unpacking Discomfort & Complicity

This Week's Call To Connect

Check out the upcoming Family Action Toolkits & tell us what support looks like for you.

Weekly Check-Ins

Hi Friends!

Every month, we take a beat to examine supremacy culture, and our responsibility to unpack it within ourselves and our communities.

Riffing our winter Collaboration Laboratory discussion on friendships, we explore how avoiding discomfort can deteriorate healthy friendships and exacerbate toxic ones.

To join the conversation, you can:

Coming up next:

Next week, I’ll be back with (too many?) family movie night recaps and lots of updates to the LBT Resource Library!

With you,

– Ashia

PS: Still steadily chugging away to create an awesome set of resources to help you tackle 2023 and share with your community.. This week, I completed the Body Acceptance Family Action Toolkit – check it out and share your favorite resources for dismantling body stigma in the comments!

PPS:  discussion group chat on friendships, we’re brainstorming ways to assess signs of a healthy or declining friendship, plus red flags for abusive behavior. We need your insight!


When have you remained complicit to avoid discomfort?

Examining our everyday challenges empowers us to reveal systemic inequality together.

Weekly Check-Ins

Group Discussion

New polls & prompts Tuesdays.
Chime in whenever.

Little Wins

What small (or big?) thing have you managed to work through this month?

Collaboration Laboratory

Vote on topics &
share your advice

Friday Failure Party

What did you mess up this week?
Let's talk about what we learned!

Self-Care Challenge

Cheer each other on & become a lean, mean, kyriarchy-smashing machine.


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