Photographer: @Joecudjoe

Photographer: @Joecudjoe

Hello I'm Ori, Nigerian American lifestyle blogger and career consultant encouraging you to live boldly. Be original. 

I'm Judging you: The Do-Better Manual

I'm Judging you: The Do-Better Manual

This book was exactly what I needed, especially after the results of the 2016 U.S Presidential Election, *Deep sigh*. Luvvie Ajayi is a talented Nigerian writer, popular blogger, and a hilarious social media commentator. Her take on social issues and her successful career, both inspire me to do better. I love her work ethic because her success didn't happen overnight, as most people assume. She's been blogging for over 10 years, and that should give us aspiring bloggers real perspective on how to really be influential. 

I'm judging you is a do better manual. Luvvie comments on political, social, religious and racial issues in a satirical way. Her sense of humour is perfect for a 90's baby or millennial because she makes references to signature cultural things. She seamlessly incorporates pop culture quotes in her witty comments about serious topics. She discusses issues that affect Africans, African Americans, immigrants, and Americans. Her experience as a Nigerian Immigrant resonates deeply with me because I feel like we had the same childhood. The book was a perfect stress reliever but the hardest part about reading it was keeping myself from busting out laughing in public.

Here are a few of my favorite parts: 

There are 2 types of people in the world: people who can be on time and Nigerians. I am in the latter group
— Chapter 1: Gosh, You're the worst

Generation Overshare has got to stop performing our lives, because we are now actors in our own invisible films. It is not helathy. - Chapter 19:Real G's Move in Silence

Let's face it: at the intersection of racism and sexism is white privilage, and while some feel like they're dismantling one system, they're often upholding another. - Chapter 11: Nobody wins at the Feminist Olympics

If actions speak louder than words, some of us are trying to shout into a megaphone instead of doing the work that will make others shout on our behalf
— Chapter 18: How to Succeed at Business Failure
I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual
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By Luvvie Ajayi
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