Dear Ones! Please sit down with your favorite warm beverage and enjoy this conversation with the extraordinary @abidare_author about her unforgettable debut novel THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE — one of the most captivatingly narrated stories I have ever read. Thank you, Abi, for bringing the character of Adunni to life — this vivid, whip-smart, ambitious young Nigerian girl who longs to be educated, so that she can possess “a louding voice”. I loved this conversation — as much about the spirituality and mysticism of writing as the craft. Absolutely beautiful.
Please treat yourself to this conversation with the incomparable Samantha Irby, in which we discuss her book (one of my favorites of all time) WE ARE NEVER MEETING IN REAL LIFE. Sam: You are doomed to be loved by us. Thank you for all that you are and all that you create!
My friends, it is time for you to sit down and enjoy this interview with the brilliant, hilarious, wonderful author @daniellehenderson about her heart-stoppingly good memoir THE UGLY CRY. Danielle, you are indeed a treasure — thank you for sharing your life and your light with us!
Please join me tomorrow for a very special edition of the Onward Book Club, with my special guest, the great and powerful Iyanla Vanzant! Holy. Moly. This woman! This epic, beautiful woman! We will be discussing her classic 2010 #1 New York Times bestselling memoir PEACE FROM BROKEN PIECES — a story of grief, trauma, courage resilience, and the self-creation of a wise and deeply spiritual woman. I love and respect this book. I love and respect @iyanlavanzant. I have a lot of questions of my own for Iyanla about how we can possibly recover our spirits after the blow of losing the most important person in our lives (an experience I have painful familiarity with) or how to survive any of the “unsurvivable” losses that shake the foundations of being. We will also talk about intergenerational trauma, racism, relationships, and God. On a more personal note, I can’t wait to reconnect with someone whom I adore with all my heart, whose company has always made me feel like I live in a world of infinite possibility, where the opportunities for transformation are both endless and surprising. Please join us for this very special conversation — tomorrow (Thursday June 3) at 2pm EST on my Instagram live. See you there BELOVEDS! ??
Luvvie Adjei Jones is a star. She’s the New York Times best selling author of two wildfire memoirs and life guides: I’M JUDGING YOU and PROFESSIONAL TROUBLEMAKER. She’s a brilliant blogger; a tireless activist; a marketing wizard; an internationally respected expert on the very serious subject of shoes; a voice of truth about the power of Shea butter to transform our lives; the owner of the most insane and enviable pair of cheekbones the world has ever seen; a compelling and hilarious Podcaster; an Oprah Winfrey super soul 100 all star; the unchallenged heavyweight world champion of “side eye”; a TED speaker whose talk has inspired millions; a social media presence beloved by her army of Luvvnation; and a critic of the status quo whose very existence strikes terror in the collective guts of the mediocre… Born in Nigeria, forged in Chicago, she is a true global citizen and a leader for our times!