Luvvie Ajayi Jones is a two-time New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and sought-after speaker who thrives at the intersection of humor, media, and justice. Her critically acclaimed books Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual and I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual were instant bestsellers and established her as a literary force with a powerful pen. She hosts a podcast called Professional Troublemaker where she has amazing conversations with trailblazers who have committed to living life loudly, with courage and conviction.
Our grandparents show us a different way of being. They’re older and they’ve gone through all of life’s shenanigans and all the madness and here they are standing — usually pretty tall. We look to them as aspirational because we want to be them one day. I wonder though, what if we didn’t wait until we were gray to be audacious. We don’t have to wait until we have grandkids to have that type of energy. As we watch our grandparents take up all this space, we need to understand that they’re actually giving us permission to be these people now. We don’t have to wait 40 years.20 December 2021