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Raising Luminaries

Raising Luminaries

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Unconditional Love & Other Bullshit: Collaboration For Curmudgeonly Hagfishes
How we let competition & hyper-individualism sneak into our parenting,  Why we can still play well with others even if we’re petty, & The one enthusiastic collaborator to watch out for & avoid. Visit the full post for show notes, resources & transcript
May 22, 2022
Boundaries With Friends: What Do We Owe Each Other?
Want to make space for mistakes and social disabilities, but your friend is wearing you thin? Enjoy this enthusiastically crappy Friendship Masterclass for Inter-Abled Buddies: How to navigate relationships with folks with social disabilities without getting trampled. Visit the full post for show notes, resources & transcript
May 16, 2022
Calling Out Bullshit: Raising Kids Who Speak Truth to Power
Building brave spaces at home to raise kids who can be honest with us.
May 08, 2022
A Mexican, A Oriental and a Black Walk Into a Podcast: Decolonizing Our Language
How to maintain a sense of humor while transforming problematic language with our kids.
April 24, 2022
BACK OFF! 3 Creepy Parenting Habits That Keep Us From Raising Resilient Leaders
How to mind our own damn business and let our kids grow into the leaders our world needs
April 17, 2022
RUN FOR OUR LIVES! How to get off social media & be a better accomplice
Why you don’t need to be on social media to be a good ally - and how following a billion activists is probably doing more harm than help.
April 09, 2022
How to make minority friends - a collector’s guide with Revolutionary Humans
Want to make a Black or brown friend? Disappointed in the lack of disabled talking points at your party? Wish you could say ‘I’m not homophonic, I have a bisexual neighbor’? Join Ashia & Bellamy and learn how to collect a menagerie of minorities to show off to the people you actually care about.
April 02, 2022
Anti-ableism & expanding our cultural perspective: Raising Luminaries with Saunatina Sanchez
Saunatina Sanchez of Crafting Sound Meaning uses her Autistic hyperfocus to connect families across cultural divides.
March 26, 2022
My kid did a racism - how to take responsibility without making things worse
This week my kid made a racist joke that hurt a classmate. Here is what it looks like to respond when our kids are the bigots.
March 19, 2022
Anger & The Spectacle: Collaborative Growth with Bellamy of Revolutionary Humans
Balancing giving & making our needs known - how we’re changing the ways we show up heading into the year of the Tiger.
March 12, 2022
Coming this spring: Season 2 of the Raising Luminaries Podcast
More info dumping n’ shenanigans!
March 08, 2022
The slow defrosting of a frozen brain
Signing off with our last episode of the autumn winter season.
February 05, 2022
The problem with ‘having it all’ - how aspiring to work/life balance scaffolds systems of oppression
Underlying assumptions, examples of the ‘happily ever after’ mindset, how we’re complicit, and what we can do to resist.
January 17, 2022
How our hustle keeps us complicit in the kyriarchy
An outtake of our Parent Activist Incubator Winter session, where we learn how to interrupt and reorient for a sustainable parent activist practice.
January 09, 2022
Winter work: Retreat, Repair & Restructure
Why we focus on the deep, slow, quiet work of composting: perspective & foundation-building in the winter.
January 02, 2022
Social media & advocacy burnout
How we set a season aside to retreat from supremacy culture an social media to build a stronger foundation for the upcoming year.
December 19, 2021
Sustainability in Year-Round Family Activism
Why we resist hustle culture year-round, but most importantly during winter
December 12, 2021
How the Earthquakes Cancelled Christmas
Do the holidays we grew up with align with our family values today? Talking with our kids about the consumerism and competition of the modern Christmas season led to some interesting family decisions.
December 01, 2021
Modeling boundaries for the next generation of self-advocates and accomplices
Why I made the commitment to stop providing free education and emotional labor to white allistics, and the uncomfortable price of that commitment.
November 20, 2021
Showing up, awkwardly. But showing up nonetheless.
That painful, awkward stretch of uncertainty when we’ve gotta show up to get better, but are hesitant to show up because we’re so bad at things. If that makes sense?
November 13, 2021
How we can become just a little less shitty
When we’re out of spoons and at the precipice of unraveling - what can we take with us on the way to do less harm and survive the fall.
November 02, 2021
The intoxicating supremacy of raising kids ‘right’
How treating our relationship building with kids as right or wrong, superior or inferior, reinforces a culture of supremacy.
October 26, 2021
Embracing the first pancake - how a shitty start is part of raising courageous kids.
Babbling incoherently over the soothing soundscape of afternoon suburbia.
October 21, 2021