How to be a professional troublemaker

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Disrupting the status quo can be scary, but sometimes it’s necessary to make the world a fairer place. Reclaiming what it means to be a troublemaker, author Luvvie Ajayi Jones shares three questions to ask yourself when tackling fear and standing up for what you believe in — and urges all of us to speak up in ways that honor ourselves and others. (This conversation, hosted by TED current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers, was part of an exclusive TED Membership event. Visit to become a TED Member.)


Luvvie Ajayi Jones · CreatorLuvvie 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.

Whitney Pennington Rodgers · TED current affairs curatorWhitney Pennington Rodgers is an award-winning journalist and media professional.

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