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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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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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Make it easy for kids to explore social justice issues to step into their power as activists for change.

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Stay Curious, Stand Brave & Smash The Kyriarchy

Choose Your Adventure

Regardless of how talented, resilient and resourceful you are, sometimes the chaos grows beyond your control. 

Luckily, January is the time to brush up on tenacity and resilience when we stumble and fail. 

Even if you’ve got grit up the wazoo, sometimes you’re just running on empty. Trains run late, your project implodes, your kid comes home barfing, and everything needs your urgent attention, all at once.

You’re not alone in this. Don’t beat yourself up if hard work alone isn’t enough to claw your way through injustice, glass ceilings, and stacked odds.

I know you’ll get back up and keep fighting when the time is right.

​​I like you and want you to be okay. Take a moment to feel loved.

Right now. DO IT. YOU ARE ADORED.

With you,

Ashia R.

January Explorations

Ageism &
Older Adults

How can kids learn about self-advocacy and resilience from elder activists?

Tricksters &
Cultural Fluency

How do we show care in the way we consume and share each other’s stories?

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Which assumptions do we need to unpack and release to accept ourselves as we are?

Tenacity
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The risks of 'growth mindset, grit & hustle' fads in erasing privilege & systemic oppression.

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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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Gregorian New Year

Kick off this year exploring self-identity, getting back up after failure, and leading with integrity.

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jan

George Washington Carver Day

What a great day to discuss the intersections of food acessibility + Black futures + climate justice.

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jan

Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Raising tenaciously resilient kids means showing them what’s possible – along with our responsibility to carry on our ancestors' legacy to keep fighting for civil rights.

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jan

Coldest Days of the Year (on average)

On those longest, most bitter cold days, we can be a kinder and more patient with ourselves even while hope feels slim and far away.

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jan

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Never again means educating ourselves on history and learning how to stop and prevent ethnic cleansing and genocide.

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Fred Korematsu Day

How policies like Japanese Internment ripple throughout the Asian community, teaching us that we must always be on guard for scapegoating, xenophobia, and racism in the US justice system.

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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

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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

Get free monthly email notifications when I publish new Family Action Toolkits

FREE STUFF

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

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Posts may contain affiliate links and  sponsorships, which allow me to earn a commission at no extra cost to you.

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