What is there not to love about Luvvie Ajayi? She is a New York Times Best Selling Author, one of the masterminds behind The Red Pump Project (a nonprofit that raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls), and she is a recipient of the Women’s Media Center’s Social Media Award. But wait! There’s more.
Luvvie Ajayi is the Internet’s newest comic phenom. She released her debut New York Times Best Seller, I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual in September and major media outlets have yet to get over how amazing she is. This Naja gal has found a way to bridge her many roles together to create a platform that her fans are addicted to. She is a speaker, comic, activist and tech wizard who often leverages her social media platforms to lecture on activism. This strategic adroitness landed Luvvie speaking engagements at the Alt Summit and the White House. Ajayi was also the first author to speak in front of a sold-out crowd at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
If this is your first time hearing about this internet sensation, you ought to know that Ms. Shonda Rhimes is a fan. Yes, THE Shonda Rhimes. But what really sets Ajayi apart from most online activists, is her stern belief that activism must be taken offline too. The tweets that are shared and the threads that go on for days aren’t enough if we are not checking our friends, moms, sisters, brothers, cousins and boyfriends when they make comments that are highly toxic. And Luvvie (who has no shame in checking anyone that pronounces her name wrong -it’s pronounced the way it’s spelled by the way, AH-JAH-YEE) passionately teaches this. Check out Luvvie Ajayi’s awesome blog for more of her irresistibly witty charm.