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December 30, 2022

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This Week's Call To Connect

Share your insight, challenges, and advice in our Friendship Workshop.


Weekly Check-Ins

Hi Friends!

Every season, we focus our community wisdom on a single obstacle and tackle it together in the Collaborator Laboratory.

This winter in our little video chat group, we’re identifying the symptoms of draining friendships and how we’re model healthy boundaries for our kids.

Join Us: Friends From A Time Ago Self-Paced Workshop

We’re reflecting on each others’ challenges, sharing what’s working (and what’s not), and creating tools to acknowledge and address declining and toxic friendships.

This month, I’ve added a guided workshop you can do on your own, along with me – or with your friends, as well as a 3-part letter template to call in the boundary-stompers in your life.

Click here to access the new resources (polls, discussion questions, letter templates & Marco Polo group invite link).

Just Launched: *NEW* January Family Action Toolkit

Check out the new Books For Littles Homepage, featuring the new January Family Action Toolkit.


If you’re willing to help me spread the word, I’d really appreciate you sharing it with your friends & on social media <3

Through January, I’ll be working on February’s Toolkit. If you’re interested in screening new book recommendations & kid-friendly activities – or helping me edit, research, boost, or find sponsors to make this sustainable – let’s collaborate.

Update: Space Karen Ruins Everything

Since the World’s Neediest Billionaire imploded Revue (a Twitter-based newsletter service) – and by extension, our free monthly Benevolent Incendiary updates – I’m switching our free newsletter to Substack.

My new send-from address will look like this: Ashia Ray from Ignition Notes <>

LBT members and our loyal Revue subscribers don’t have to take any action – I’ll bring you along with me. But if you want to be sure to get the monthly email updates, Subscribe To Ignition Notes Here.

When I see you next, please drag my email out of your junk-mail into your inbox so you don’t miss future newsletters.

Coming up next: Accountabili-Buddies & Dismantling Supremacy

Let’s kick 2023 off with a (tiny and very do-able) healthy habit!

Our next Accountabili-Buddies challenge starts this Sunday, January 1st.  (And it’s totally okay if you want to join in a little late.)

I’ll be back next week with a new call to reflect on how you can recognize & dismantle supremacy culture in big & little ways.

With you,

– Ashia

PS: This is your friendly holiday reminder that we need sharp haircuts & new threads for the Lunar New Year! Grab a our limited-edition Year of the Rabbit hoodie for your favorite people.

Proceeds from the Raising Luminaries Shop fund my work and feed my kiddos.


Join Our Collaboration Laboratory Experiment

Share your stories, challenges, and advice on releasing draining friendships.

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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