This week, my next feature of awesome #BlackGirlMagic goes to Luvvie Ajayi,
When I first found out about Luvvie, it was similar to the same time I discovered Issa Rae. She was doing recaps of episodes of Insecure, and when I read one I thought, “ok, I LOVE how she writes; I HAVE to follow her!” From then on, just as eagerly as I stayed tuned in on Insecure, I couldn’t wait for Luvvie’s recap to drop, because we would be on the same wavelength!
I then discovered more of her articles on her own website, AwesomelyLuvvie.com. The way she writes is great and she definitely will tell it like it is; her witty sarcasm and honesty is one of the things I love most about her. She also roots for all beautiful Brown girls, no matter what age they are.
I love the fearlessness that she has when tackling sensitive issues in social media or culture, taking on the bigger and more intimidating person; no matter what they say. She also speaks up for some pretty controversial issues and doesn’t mind creating a lane and avenue for her fellow Black girls who are doing big things to shine.
- Just did the most amazing TED talk ever (that I still listen to at least twice a week)
- She’s a NYT best-selling author of the book titled, I’m Judging You: The do-better manual (bought and read, it was amazing!)
- Was named as one of ESSENCE’s “Woke 100 Women” and The Root’s “The Root 100” in 2017.
- She is co-founder of the nonprofit organization “Red Pump Project” which is an organization designed to empower girls and women of color about HIV/AIDS.
From her shoe collection (@mustluvvshoes on IG) to her unapologetic articles on her website, Luvvie is the straight-no-chaser kind of girl I would definitely love to have in my circle.
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