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Luminary Brain Trust Updates

November 18, 2022



This Week's Call To Connect

Check out the new Family Movie Night recaps & find something to laugh about with your kids.


Weekly Check-Ins

Hi Friends!

How we raise critical thinkers beyond kidlit

Family Movie Nights give us an opportunity to gather as a family without the pressure of production, performing, or ‘educating’ each other.

Check out the ever-growing archive in our Family Movie Night Collection and be sure share how you discuss each film with your kids and what you learn together!

Enjoy some ranting & check out the recaps I’ve added this month:

This November, we're unpacking false binaries & examining draining friendships.

“I’m trying to be a lot more explicit about the fact that ‘culturally normative’ is not the same thing as ‘true.'”

“And to be transparent and honest about the deeply problematic parts of my culture that I have absorbed and have to consciously push back against.”

– Tricia L., Recognizing Supremacy Discussion

Join the thoughtful discussions in our Dismantling Supremacy threads!

Coming up next: Join our 6-week friendship discussion group!

We’re joining together with the When We Gather Collective (founded by LBT member Bellamy S.) to learn how to identify draining friendships and how to model healthy friendship boundaries for our kids.

I’ll be back with details on what to expect and how to join next week.

Meanwhile – start exploring the theme of our discussion here.

You can download the free Marco Polo app on your phone if you’re curious about how we’ll connect through our conflicting schedules and time zones.

With you,


PS: My partner is in the interview/hiring process with four promising leads! Thank you everybody for your support while we get through this bumpy time <3 🙂 <3


How are you using kids' media to unpack the kyriarchy?

How do you create opportunities to reveal and discuss the culture we live in with your kids?

Share your ideas & advice with us below.

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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