Luvvie Ajayi Jones
Luvvie Ajayi Jones is a New York Times bestselling author, sought-after speaker, and podcast host who thrives at the intersection of humor, media, and justice. Her critically acclaimed books Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual (2021) and I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual (2016) were instant bestsellers and established her as a literary force with a powerful pen. An 18-year blogging veteran, Luvvie writes on AwesomelyLuvvie.com, covering all things culture with a critical yet humorous lens. That same razor-sharp voice spurred her wildly popular TED talk “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable“ to over 7.5 million views. Luvvie is an internationally recognized speaker who has appeared on stages all over the world. Luvvie has also spoken at some of the world’s most innovative and disruptive brands, such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, Spotify, Nike, Bank of America, Salesforce, Deloitte, and Clif Bar. She’s been a featured speaker at noted conferences such as: Cannes Lions, SXSW, Leadercast, 3% Conference, and MAKERS Conference. A noted writer, she is published in several anthologies (You Are Your Best Thing, Hungry Hearts, Black Girls Rock) and has written for the New York Times, ELLE and Essence. In addition, her work has been featured in outlets such as NPR, Forbes, Inc, Fortune, Chicago Tribune and more. Luvvie was also featured in the documentary, She Did That, which showcases Black female entrepreneurs. Luvvie is the host of a podcast of the same name as her book, Professional Troublemaker, where she is in conversation with changemakers and trailblazers who have committed to disrupting for the greater good. Born in Nigeria, bred in Chicago and comfortable everywhere, Luvvie enjoys laying around in her plush robe, eating a warm bowl of jollof rice in her free time. Her love language is shoes.Read more Read less
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