NYTimes Best-Selling Author. Speaker. Red Pump Rocker. Techie. Professional Troublemaker.
I am a Wacky Wordsmith. Pop Culture PrimaDonna. Side-Eye Sorceress. Witch of Wit. Dynamic Digerati with a Superior Shoe Game. Admirer of Alliteration.
But you can also call me Luvvie. I think the day the Good Lord was giving out sense, couth and good behavior, I missed it because I fell asleep after I went back for a second bowl of rice.
My first book (I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do Better Manual) was published in September 2016 and was an instant NYTimes best-seller. It’s basically a book where I tell everyone to get their shit together, and you should order it!
I’ve been blogging for 14 years, since MySpace was still cool and Geocities didn’t make us cackle. Remember the AOL yellow dude? He was still running and pinging loudly when I started this thing. If you don’t remember him, you can’t sit with us! (-__-)
This blog is where I talk about all things pop culture, from TV to social media to travel to race and whatever else is in my little shadeful heart at the moment. I thoroughly enjoy doling out side-eyes and there is never a shortage of people and foolishness to judge. Trust me.
I’m the person who says what you’re thinking but might be afraid to. I also use a lot of made up words and slangs because sometimes, what exists doesn’t quite cut it. My glossary of terms is proof. Get familiar.
And I’m a noted speaker, host, ambassador and digital strategist, helping folks figure out how to use the web strategically (not just to loiter and take selfies). I have spoken at some cool places, like The White House, and I’ve taught classes in several countries (like Egypt, South Africa, Haiti). Check out my tech blog Awesomely Techie for resources, tips and tutorials on all things digital! Also, book me to speak at your conference, college, or business. Coolest thing that’s happened recently? I interviewed Oprah Winfrey and she grabbed my head, so now we go together.
My passion for social justice and my love of shoes resulted in me founding The Red Pump Project along with my girl, Karyn of The Fabulous Giver. It’s a national nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. It’s my key into Heaven, to negate all the foolishness of this blog. That’s what I tell myself anyway. Red Pump is 7 years old now (March 2009 is when we lifted off).
But really, I just want to laugh, travel, eat rice and save the world while rocking cute shoes.
I’m glad you found this place on the interwebs and now, you won’t be able to quit it. Take off your coat and stay awhile!
If you’re new here and wanna read some of my top posts, here are some to get you started:
- Skinny Girl Problems are Real
- The Stages of Twitter Grief of Celebrity Deaths
- There’s Voodoo at Target Stores to Make You Spend All Your Money
Feel free to also find me elsewhere online.