Luvvie Ajayi Jones is a three-time New York Times bestselling author, 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. Her newest book, Rising Troublemaker: A Manual for Teens was recently released in May 2022. An 18-year blogging veteran, Luvvie writes on AwesomelyLuvvie.com, covering all things culture with a critical yet humorous lens.
Luvvie is an internationally recognized speaker whose thought leadership on culture, authenticity, and disruption enables transformative action. Her renowned TED talk "Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable" has over 8 million views, has been transcribed into 23 languages, and has placed her in the Top 1% of TED Talks of all time.
As a veteran marketer and digital strategist, Luvvie is adept at creating campaigns that make an impact and rise above the noise. Most recently, Luvvie created Black Business Luvv (#BlackBizLuvv) to fund and amplify Black businesses, infusing nearly $500,000 into small, Black-owned businesses in just 31 days.
In 2020, Luvvie co-created the #SharetheMicNow campaign—magnifying the voices and stories of brilliant Black women from the Instagram accounts of prominent white women. The campaign got over 20B impressions worldwide, and its impact earned an honorable mention by Fast Company for “World Changing Ideas” as well as the Content Marketing Institute’s 2020 B2C Marketer of the Year award. The campaign’s reach has spanned the globe and industries, having been replicated through #SharetheMicUK, #SharetheMicNowHome, and #SharetheMedicalMic, to name a few.