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Ijeoma Oluo          

Writer & Social Activist Known for Her Work on Issues of Race & Identity; Author of "So You Want to Talk About Race"

Ijeoma Oluo (ee-joh-mah oh-loo-oh) is a Seattle-based writer, speaker and internet yeller. Her work on social issues such as race and gender has been published in The Guardian, Esquire, Washington Post, ELLE Magazine, New York Times, NBC News and more. She has been featured on The Daily Show, All Things Considered, BBC News, and more.

Her #1 NYT bestselling first book, "So You Want To Talk About Race," was released January 2018 with Seal Press. Her second book, "MEDIOCRE: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America," was published December 2020 with Seal Press and her upcoming book, "Be A Revolution: How Everyday People Are Fighting Oppression and Changing the World - and How You Can Too," was published January 2024 with Harper One.

Oluo was named one of the Most Influential People in Seattle by Seattle Magazine, one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Seattle by Seattle Met, one of The Root's 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2017 & 2018, and is the recipient of the Feminist Humanist Award 2018 by the American Humanist Association, the Harvard Humanist of the year 2020, the Media Justice Award by the Gender Justice League, and the 2018 Aubrey Davis Visionary Leadership Award by the Equal Opportunity Institute.

Speech Topics

So You Want to Talk About Race


Ijeoma Oluo's 'Mediocre' dissects white supremacy in America. She ...
It takes a huge toll to live the trauma of being a Black person in a white- supremacist country and then write it as well,” Oluo says.
How To Talk To Your Parents About Racism : Life Kit : NPR
Ijeoma Oluo: I think it's really important to start first from a place of your own ignorance that you once had. A lot of times when we start conversations about justice ...
For Ijeoma Oluo, Books and Bedtime Are a Perfect Combination ...
"Lately, I've been able to find a few minutes to read in bed each night after my family has gone to sleep and it's been absolutely heavenly.”
Ijeoma Oluo on why it's time for white male mediocrity to lose its power
Ijeoma Oluo's latest book "Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America,” examines white male supremacy and its impact on America for ...

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