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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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Stay Curious, Stand Brave & Smash The Kyriarchy

Choose Your Adventure

Hi friends!

Let’s romp through this May with even more courage than last year. Consider this my nudge to finally tackle a conversation or task you’ve been putting off all year.

You don’t have to cover EVERY SCARY THING with your kids this year. Just one topic a month. No one expects you to do it all! Pick one story, or knit them together. Just keep pushing a tiny bit beyond your comfort zone. Crack that noggin open juuust wide enough to let a little light shine in.

With you,

Ashia R.

PS: Register for free virtual workshopA Busy Parent’s Guide To Getting Shit Done,’ launching this June.

Event Calendar

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

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May Day

What do labor rights, gender equality, anti-racism, and wealth inequality all have in common? EVERYTHING.

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Freedom Of The Press Day

How do you amplify the voices of those who are overlooked and silenced?

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MAY

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls & Two-Spirit People

What is our responsibility to end the need for stories like 'Missing Nimana'?

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MAY

National Bird Day

Which sounds either super boring or super scary, depending on how much birds creep you out.

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Mothers Day

Resisting the commercialization of motherhood and prioritizing maternal mental health.

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MAY

Vincent Chin Day

Scapegoating, xenophobia, and the birth of the modern Asian American Civil Rights movement.

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MAY

Famine Commemoration Day

Recognizing the role colonization plays on food scarcity and famine.

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Compost Day

Composting could reduce our carbon emissions by up to 50%. Why not give it a try?

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Confronting friends about problematic behavior can be scary - discover how to work through those nerves!

Destigmatizing
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Talking about mental health and modeling self-care prevents us from exacerbating injustice.

Asian & Pacific
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Celebrating our cultures #StopAAPIhate - tools for self-advocates & accomplices

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Is banning books in schools and libraries really that dangerous?

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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 share these toolkits for free to protect your time, energy, and close relationships with your kids.

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Post-partum mental health disorders and lack of support for young parents is more common than not. Yet targeted & marginalized mothers are not able to access the physical and mental health support they truly need to raise healthy infants.

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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

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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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Raising Luminaries is anchored in the land of the Wampanoag & Massachusett People.
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