“When our voices shake, that’s when the words need to be heard the most.” – Luvvie Ajayi
Book two of the new year was this hilariously-honest book written by Luvvie Ajayi, also known as @AwesomelyLuvvie in the blog world.
You know the overused saying, “I’m not the one to judge..?” Well, all of that is out of the window in this book as Luvvie announces that she’ll be the one to judge you then.
Throughout the chapters, she breaks down edgy and uneasy topics that we often stay away from. These topics include friendships, relationships, race, culture, sexuality and much more, which she provides her take on America’s (or most people’s) viewpoint on them.
One of my favorite sections (among many) was the one on culture and the chapter ‘Zamunda is Not a Country, Neither is Africa‘. Being that Luvvie is Nigerian and details the misconception that people often (actually more times than not) have about people from Africa, it was so relatable..because…Nigerian, duh. — Yes, we wear clothes at home. No, there isn’t a lion in my backyard. I don’t speak African; it’s Igbo. And my name really isn’t that HARD to pronounce if you learn it right the first time. 🙂
Hilarious book I promise you! An eye-opener that will pull you to start these conversations that we never really want to bring up.
Overall, we’ve got to do better, people. And I’m sure you can discover it by picking up this great book, one page at a time.
So, as of February 7th, this book is becoming a TV series developed by Shondaland (Shonda Rhimes). It will be way cool to see this be brought to life, and I cannot wait!