Back in 2013, we introduced you all to one of our first black women in media headliners, Luvvie Ajayi. Then, on her site, AwesomelyLuvvie.com, she was a self described
Humor Writer. Digital Strategist. Red Pump Rocker. Techie.
Now…her headline reads a little something like this…
NYTimes Best-Selling Author. Speaker. Red Pump Rocker. Techie. Professional Troublemaker.
And making trouble she, she has; Sis has been busy!
Since we last caught up with her a few years ago, Luvvie has become a household name. We actually got wind of her 2016 novel, “I’m Judging You: The Do Better Manual” via this hilarious Youtube review with Evelyn From the Internets.
Apparently, that book was the catalyst for many things, including a new series surrounding it in the works by the legendary Shonda Rhimes! Oh, and let’s not forget this monumental interview she did with…wait for it, Oprah! Yes, Oprah! And yes girl, we agree, she loves you now.
Check out this article over on Madame Noire about Luvvie’s lifechanging moment.
Not only is she lovable, but Ajayi works hard for the community. She is Founder of the Red Pump Project, which is still going strong, with her partner Karyn Brianne Lee. The a nonprofit was founded to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls.
Timelapse, roughly 4 years.
Luvvie Ajayi has been dedicated to her craft for 14 years. She lovingly mentions her MySpace days to give you an estimate of how she’s been in the game.Her evolution is truly inspiring and a testament that success isn’t a linear path, nor is it overnight, but once the press starts to pile, it makes an honorable impression in the resume.
Read our first write up about Luvvie Ajayi HERE.
Remember, consistency is key. You never know who’s watching, but someone always is.