Jodie Knowles She/They
Creator and Founder
Jodie Knowles is the Creator/Educator/Advocate for Luminous Minds Project.
Critics have called her 'Intuitively Brilliant' and is a sought after female voice throughout the west coast speaking and teaching on important social and emotional systemic issues that is affecting our society today.
Knowles is a fierce mental health advocate and Education Reformer who speaks openly about the harm Education and Medical Trauma is having on our youth. She provides a fresh perspective on Mental Health issues, Learning Differences, Addiction and Hidden Wounds due to her experience as youth trapped in the medical industrialized complex being misdiagnosed, labeled and overly medicated and put on an unjust educational track. She believes it could have been prevented with Trauma Informed Education Social/Emotional Arts Based learning, intervention programs such as Trauma Informed Care and restorative practices. She artfully explains how she found liberation through arts based learning, community education, story telling, Buddhism, and reconnecting to the human experience. She believes that developing social, emotional, artistic and cultural intelligence is vital to ending the cycles of racism/ableism, gender based violence, abuse, bullying, addiction and mental illness within our families, communities and society.
She wrote and performed a one woman show LEARNING CURVE speaking to audiences as large as 2,000+ in 2017-2020. She used her show as an artful conversation starter to start powerful dialogue that bravely explores the learning differences, over-diagnosing, medicating and segregation of minds in the American Public School System. She notes Special Education as the bedrock to the school-to-prison-pipeline.
She created the Luminous Minds Project to change the narrative of mental health, learning differences and hidden wounds while providing education, support and advocacy to community to better understand the healing, recovery and creative learning process. She educates and coaches clients, consults with educators and mental health professionals to understand trauma and its effects on the brain.
If interested in booking Jodie Knowles for a one on one coaching session or interested in her speaking to your community, school, business, organization or institution please send us an email at
She is currently seeing new clients and available to meet online using ZOOM.
Thank you to community members that have supported and volunteered during our development process that are not listed above. We may not be able to name each of you individually but we feel the impact you have made. We acknowledge the emotional & intellectual labor, love, care, shared resources and knowledge you have contributed. Your contribution and support over the years have been vital to the growth and expansion of this project. We owe you a debt of gratitude for your friendship and your unwavering belief in us.
You will always be apart of our LMP family. Thank you!