For Black History Month, XFINITY CelebrateBlackTV.com will highlight the accomplishments of four innovators–“Selma” director Ava DuVernay, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” Issa Rae, MSNBC’s “The Cycle” host Touré and digital strategist Luvvie Ajayi, whose blogs “Awesomely Luvvie” and “Awesomely Techie” are very popular.
What isn’t there to love about Luvvie Ajayi?
The 30-year-old’s humor blog, “Awesomely Luvvie,” is a go-to place for people needing their daily dose of witty pop culture analysis. Whether opining about Olivia Pope’s love life on ABC’s “Scandal,” Johnson Publishing Company selling its prized photo archives or first lady Michelle Obama’s hairstyles, Ajayi’s thoughtful take is enlightening and will make you erupt with laughter (trust me, they’re a hoot!).
Luvvie’s technology blog, “Awesomely Techie,” covers the latest tech news and offers tips for everyone whether they’re a girl (or guy) who codes or someone who doesn’t know what coding means. Just like Olivia Pope helps Washington’s elite fix their messy lives, Luvvie helps her clients fix their eLives. The Chicago resident’s expertise has garnered her much acclaim, including the 2012 Women’s Media Center Social Media Award.
Now, don’t get it twisted, girlfriend isn’t just about technology and calling people to the carpet via her blogs. Social justice is her passion, a reason why she teamed with Karyn Brianne Watkins of The Fabulous Giver to find The Red Pump Project, Ajayi explains on AwesomelyLuvvie.com. The Red Pump Project is a nonprofit that raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls, the site states.
Luvvie, who was born in Nigeria, talks to XFINITY CelebrateBlackTV.com about what being black in America means to her.
“I didn’t know I was black until I came to the United States because in Nigeria, black is default. You don’t have to define it,” she said.
Hmm… Did that statement pique your interest as it did mine? Find out more about Ajayi, including why she thinks Black History Month is a crutch, how she started sharing her opinions publicly and her top 5 favorite blogs, when you watch her interview below. Inspired by Ajayi or any of our other innovators? Share this story online using the hashtag #MakingHistoryToday.
Watch: Black History Month Innovator Luvvie Ajayi
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