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Luvvie Ajayi            

NYT Bestselling Author of "I'm Judging You"; Blogger; Digital & Branding Strategist

Luvvie Ajayi is a Nigerian New York Times-bestselling author, speaker and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology, and activism.

Her debut book, "I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual," was released to critical acclaim in 2016 and became an instant New York Times bestseller. It’s a collection of essays that critiques our fame-obsessed, social media-centric lives while encouraging us to do better. That same year, Ajayi was the first writer invited to speak at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and her event sold out.

Ajayi founded and was the executive director of The Red Pump Project nonprofit from March 2009 to 2018. Red Pump empowered and educated women and girls of color about HIV/AIDS.

AwesomelyLuvvie.com is the site where she covers all things pop culture, from TV and movies to race, politics and life’s random adventures.

She hosts her own podcast, "Rants and Randomness," in which she covers her most pressing rants, raves, and faves in the same funny and honest perspective she is known for. On "Raves and Randomness," she also features some interviews with amazing guests. Ajayi also co-hosts the "Jesus and Jollof" podcast with Yvonne Orji.

Speech Topics


Awesomely Able: The Journey

Race, Privilege, and Company Culture

Maintaining A Clean Online Reputation and Google Footprint

Using Social Media for Social Good

Branding Like A Boss In The Digital Age

Your "brand" is what people say about you when you aren't in the room. Being active on social media has become a necessity in this increasingly digital world. This talk will take the fear out of social media (and highlights its power) and give you the knowledge to tell the best story about who you are and what you do across platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It will also explain how to go from followers to fans and evangelists, while also highlighting the importance of building and maintaining profiles that inspire people to support your work, to defend you when you're not in the room and to cheer for you, even when you fall.

News


Bestselling author Luvvie Ajayi to deliver keynote on speaking truth ...

An acclaimed writer and speaker; Luvvie Ajayi will discuss the importance of using our collective voices to fight for equality. Other highly anticipated keynotes will ...

What Does Independence Look Like? Images From the Year of Africa

In her essay here, Luvvie Ajayi returns to a famous anecdote from that event when an African-American guest explained to Vice President Richard M. Nixon that ...

Should You Send That DM? Well … - The New York Times

“If you've never sent somebody a message before, your first message to them should never be a request of them,” said Luvvie Ajayi Jones, a speaker and New  ...

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