Enrollment for the Summer Collective Ends In:

Luminary Brain Trust Updates

April 7, 2023

Not a member yet?

Join the Luminary Braintrust for full access

Members get full access to our ridiculously helpful ecosystem of resources to help you ignite the next generation of kind & courageous leaders.


Resisting False Urgency


Dismantling Supremacy

Each month we examine a new aspect of supremacy culture - and our responsibility to resist it within ourselves and our communities.

Hi Friends!

This April, we’re overcoming false urgency.

As we wind down our Collab Lab discussion on picking our battles, we’re exploring how to recognize and resist false urgency in our activism and care work.

What is false urgency?

How does it sabotage our work?

…And what can we do about it?

Silently ruminating is a great way procrastinate (thoughts and prayers!) – so join an active conversation in the post, our chat group, or host your own discussion with friends or family.

Share your experience, along with the the tools and strategies that help you dismantle false urgency with your kids.

Learn more about false urgency & join the discussion

In the full kit, you’ll find a series of prompts and kid-friendly definitions to move from ‘I HAD NO IDEA THIS WAS A THING‘ to identifying small changes you could make today.

Coming up next:

I’ll be back next week ranting about problematic tropes in kids movies.

The Earthquakes are Begging. Me. to go see Mario. But I’m a ‘watch it ten years later when it’s streaming for less than a dollar‘-kinda-person, so with any luck next week’s Family Movie Night will be literally any other movie but Mario.

With you,

– Ashia


PS: Pearl-clutchers came for our local school council to remove the equity clause in our school district. I figured the anti-hate educators and families would shut them down with logic, facts, and eloquence, so instead, I read this two-minute satirical argument in favor of the opposition. Enjoy!

PPS: Want to make an impact but have ABSOLUTELY NO BANDWIDTH left to spare? Join Project Ally to fund a Black, queer, single mom’s adventures in organizing & activating targeted communities – so you don’t have to! Learn more here.


How Do You Resist False Urgency?

Let's reveal & resist the structures of systemic oppression together.

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.


How can we make these updates awesomer?

Help us create the kind of community you're proud to be a part of.

Leave a Comment

* By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This page may use affiliate referral links. We may earn a small commission if you choose to make an order using these links.
Learn how we use affiliate links to support our community.

©2023 Ashia Ray of Raising Luminaries™. All rights reserved.

Raising Luminaries is anchored in the land of the Wampanoag & Massachusett People.
Support Wôpanâak early childhood education here.

Photographs via Unsplash & Illustrations via Storyset, used with permission.

Raising Luminaries

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Accept Read More

Skip to content