Charis welcomes Luvvie Ajayi Jones in conversation with Myleik Teele in celebration of Jones' latest book, Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual. A hilarious and transformational book about how to tackle fear--that everlasting hater--and audaciously step into lives, careers, and legacies that go beyond even our wildest dreams. This event is co-sponsored by the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History.
This is a ticketed event! Ticket includes a signed copy of Professional Troublemaker from Charis. You may attend by purchasing the book from Charis Books and More. You will receive an immediate automated email that confirms your purchase and then you will receive a follow up email within 24-48 hours of purchase from our staff with a personalized code you will use to register for the event on crowdcast by clicking here. Codes are not transferable. You will get your password to the event as we process your order, and no later than two hours before showtime, which is when ticketing for this event will close. There are a limited number of special edition Luvvie "Troublemaker" Lollipops available which we will include with all orders until we run out, on a first come/first serve basis.
About the Book:
Luvvie Ajayi Jones is known for her trademark wit, warmth, and perpetual truth-telling. But even she's been challenged by the enemy of progress known as fear. She was once afraid to call herself a writer, and nearly skipped out on doing a TED talk that changed her life because of imposter syndrome. As she shares in Professional Troublemaker, she's not alone.
We're all afraid. We're afraid of asking for what we want because we're afraid of hearing "no." We're afraid of being different, of being too much or not enough. We're afraid of leaving behind the known for the unknown. But in order to do the things that will truly, meaningfully change our lives, we have to become professional troublemakers: people who are committed to not letting fear talk them out of the things they need to do or say to live free.
With humor and honesty, and guided by the influence of her professional troublemaking Nigerian grandmother, Funmilayo Faloyin, Luvvie walks us through what we must get right within ourselves before we can do the things that scare us; how to use our voice for a greater good; and how to put movement to the voice we've been silencing--because truth-telling is a muscle.
The point is not to be fearless, but to know we are afraid and charge forward regardless. It is to recognize that the things we must do are more significant than our fears. This book is about how to live boldly in spite of all the reasons we have to cower. Let's go!
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About the author and moderator
Luvvie Ajayi Jones is an award-winning author, speaker and podcast host, who thrives at the intersection of comedy, media and justice. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual, and her site, AwesomelyLuvvie.com, is where she covers all things culture with a critical yet humorous lens. She is co-founder of the #SharetheMicNow global movement and runs her own social platform, LuvvNation, which is a safe space in a dumpster fire world. Her latest book is Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual.
An astute businesswoman who unapologetically pursues excellence in all she does, Myleik Teele is the founder and Chief Experience Officer of curlBOX, the first monthly subscription service for naturally curly hair. Through her notable career as a public relations executive, Myleik’s ability to instinctively identify and market popular trends to the masses, garnered her opportunities to work with brands such as Calvin Klein Cosmetics, The Grammy Awards, Nike, and a stellar roster of clients across the entertainment, tech, and beauty industries. Based in Atlanta, GA, Myleik Teele is a woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. When she’s not working on building her empire, you can find her exploring the world through travel, hidden behind the pages of a good book, or nurturing her future sommelier ambitions.
From the New York Times bestselling author of I'm Judging You, a hilarious and transformational book about how to tackle fear--that everlasting hater--and audaciously step into lives, careers, and legacies that go beyond even our wildest dreams