Luvvie Ain't Judging. Well, Maybe A Little.
Called the Olivia Pope of social media due to her lust for helping others fix their eLives, Luvvie Ajayi is Awesomely Luvvie beyond a doubt. She is also incredibly clever, unmistakably passionate, and enormously driven to bring clarity, sanity, and humor to the world through her actions and words -- whether online or not.
Having spent the last thirteen years blogging, Luvvie Ajayi has received an unspeakable number of awards and recognitions, which denotes the breath of the talent, skill, and appeal Luvvie offers her audience through her writing. She is consistent, direct, and definitely devoted to her fans as well as her future as a well-known and successful author and socially "tapped-in" and concerned leader.
The reality is, however, that none of what Luvvie does through any of her efforts - Awesomely Luvvie or otherwise - results from an unrealized desire for fame, despite the fact that she has, inarguably, made a name for herself in the blogging industry. What Luvvie is truly all about is simple. Luvvie wants to use her gifts to improve the lives of others...and nothing is going to get in her way of doing that so long as she has a say in it. And, believe me when I say, no one is going to quiet Luvvie anytime soon -- not through her fiery ramblings, her ardent voice or her interview below.
Suffice-it-to-say, I suggest you read itand learn more about this unstoppable lady. "Give into the Luvvie, my friend." You might just find your own eLife and life, in general, a bit easier, clearer, and humorous if you do.
What is your full name?
If you were asked to describe yourself in one word, what would that word be?
Tell us about you and your life.
I was born and raised in Nigeria. I came to the United States when I was nine. I am the youngest of three kids. I, currently, live in Chicago. My professional foci include blogging, digital strategy consulting, and, ultimately, become a New York Times Bestselling author.
What are the names of your blogs?
What is the primary focus of your blogs, including what you hope to accomplish through them.
We talk about all things pop culture on Awesomely Luvvie. Awesomely Techie is more of a life-optimization site. I tackle topics from analytical, humorous angles on both.
List any awards you have won.
Influencer of the Year (Iris Awards 2016), 25 Bloggers Changing the World (Babble 2012), Voices of the Year (BlogHer 2010), XFinity Comcast Black Innovator (XFinity Comcast (2015), and countless others.
What is the one piece of advice you would give to anyone interested in beginning a blog?
Create a blog that you would read if you weren't the person writing it.
Are you a Brand Ambassador and if so, for which companies?
I've been a Brand Ambassador in the past. I like to work with brands that provide me editorial freedom and support my voice.
Are you an entrepreneur or professional beyond your blog? Please share.
I'm a public speaker and digital strategist. I help others use social media to reach their goals.
Explain your upcoming book, I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual.
I'm known for my directness and lambasting our ridiculous world. I wrote this book to inspire all of us to do better -- as a human being, a race, etc. It is humorous but shares some very useful points, including why "generation overshare" needs to calm down.
Explain what The Red Pump Project is all about.
The Red Pump Project® is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. We empower, educate, and motivate action by boldly driving conversation online and offline around HIV prevention and issues related to sexual and reproductive health. We use the Red Pump as a symbol of empowerment to represent the strength and courage of women affected by HIV/AIDS. Red Pump believes that if HIV affects one, it affects us all. We use a powerful symbol for a powerful cause. The incorporation of fashion into the message of HIV prevention is our contribution as we hope to show that Awareness is Always in Style!
When all is said and done, how do you want to be remembered?
As somebody found her purpose in leaving the world better than she found it.
No, she may not be a mother yet but whether or not Luvvie ever chooses that road matters little. Luvvie is 'mothering' a bunch of us already through her blogging. And she will be doing more of the same through her upcoming book once released on September 13th -- something to look forward to upon returning our kids back to school. No doubt, a good dose of clarity will be exactly what we all need by then. It always is after twelve long weeks of summer.
You might consider preordering Luvvie's literary masterpiece now! God forbid, it gets "sold out" before you do -- quite possible given Luvvie's mass following and all. Might wanna get on that if you as me. I know I did!