If you’re at all plugged in to social media and have an ear for snark, you’ve probably come across and laughed out loud at the musings of Awesomely Luvvie on subjects both serious and silly.
Her blog is actually one of the places I go to, as I used to the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Soup, when the news is just so absurd that you need to point your finger and laugh. To keep from crying sometimes.
Anyway, Luvvie doesn’t just have jokes. She is also a tech savvy entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Aannnd *drumroll* she’s coming to Antigua and Barbuda thanks to Black Girl in the Ring, an online publication run by one of our own savvy sistas doing all kinda big things. Big up, Linisa; good get. Luvvie, Antigua cyarn wait.
Note to self, make sure she has copies of Musical Youth, Oh Gad!, The Boy from Willow Bend, and Dancing Nude in the Moonlight.
Til then, here’s the full announcement from Black Girl in the Ring:
Luvvie Ajayi is an award-winning writer and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism. A twelve-year blogging veteran, she is the voice behind Awesomely Luvvie, a respected entertainment and humor blog that covers everything pop culture – from TV, movies and technology to travel, race and life’s random adventures. She is presently working on her first book, titled, I’M JUDGING YOU, to be released in 2016 by Henry Holt and Company.
Luvvie is a contributing editor and columnist for TheGrio, writes Scandal recaps for Vulture, and has written for XOJane, Essence, EBONY, Clutch Magazine and Uptown Magazine. She has been featured by the Chicago Sun-Times, Africa.com, Essence, AOL.com, Black Enterprise, The Root, BET and more.
She was named a 2015 Black Innovator by XFINITY Comcast, along with Ava DuVernay and Issa Rae. In 2012, she made history by being one of the first brown/black bloggers to do press coverage at the Academy Awards. She is also winner of the Women’s Media Center’s 2012 Social Media Award for using her voice and humor for pop culture critique, gender and racial justice.
Luvvie will be in Antigua from 1 – 5 May 2016, as the guest host of the second annual BGR Brunch. During her visit, she will also be hosting workshops for teens and young professionals interested in optimizing digital strategies to increase their online presence and networking capabilities while crafting an authentic voice. So SAVE THE DATE and share this email with others!!!