The Kindness Train is Sponsoring this Book Tour Giveaway
Two weeks ago, I announced the virtual book tour that accompanies the launch of my 2nd book, Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual.
I’m doing seven stops with seven amazing conversation partners: Myleik Teele, Gabrielle Union, Esther Perel, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Kahlana Barfield Brown, KevOnStage, Glennon Doyle.
It’s an epic book tour because each of these people are powerhouses in their own right.
It was important for me to have people who I think make good trouble (shoutout to the late, great John Lewis) in whatever industry they’re in as conversation partners for this tour. The spirit of this book I wrote (and I’m really proud of) is the spirit of audacity. I want people who read it to walk away knowing that they have the right to want more, actually ask for more, and live a life that is so big that their wildest dreams say GOALS.
All that to say, this tour was curated with intention.
From the moment I dropped the tour announcement, the response was so dope! My comments and DMs lit up!
That night, someone tweeted that they just bought their ticket and that they would like to buy three tickets for Black women who wanted to come but couldn’t afford a ticket for the tour. I retweeted it, and the person did just that. I so was touched by that show of generosity. Somebody else saw my retweet and said, “I, too, will sponsor 3 Black women to come to the tour.” They end up sponsoring eight Black women’s tickets.
I started getting more DMs from others who wanted to do the same thing and sponsor tickets for Black women, so I decided to post about it on my Awesomely Luvvie Facebook page.
That Facebook thread poured the best fire into the kindness train, as countless people started commenting. “I’ll sponsor four people.” “I‘ll sponsor five people.” and people who wanted tickets but couldn’t afford them, had the graciousness to ask and replied saying, “Hey, sponsor me.”
1,000 comments and at least 500 tickets sponsored (my estimation) later, that chain of kindness has me floored in the best way possible. I cried as I scrolled through the thread, which just kept going. I had not seen anything like this before.
Then I posted about it on Instagram and the goodness continued! My friends joined the kindness train and were sponsoring 10, 20, 25, 100 people! When I tell you I was trapped in a glass case of emotions – my goodness!
So here are are.
My AMAZING friends deeply believe in me, this book and y’all. They’ve come together to sponsor over 500 tickets for people to attend my tour because you deserve a moment to put yourself first.
And you deserve to be reminded by Glennon, KevOnStage, Esther, Brittany, Gabrielle, Myleik Teele, and Kahlana that the world needs your voice, story and audacity.
SO!!! GIVE AWAY TIME!
I AM THRILLED that I can give away these 500 tour tickets to students, teachers, parents, social workers, first responders, military personnel, and military spouses (and anyone who wants to come but can’t afford a ticket) to one of my tour stops.
You get a FREE ticket (which comes with a signed book) to my virtual book tour!
I deeply believe that you deserve good things, and this last year has been rough. So far, 2021 has been a fool too. I hope this form of giving back lifts your spirits.
Many of us have spent months in quarantine, dealt with job loss, pay cuts, and the possibility of almost losing our damn minds. As a thank you, I want you to be able to come to listen to conversations between me and the people I look to when I need to laugh, think and be braver. You are the underrated rock stars of the world, so I don’t want you to miss my tour, or this uplifting because you don’t have the budget.
To get a FREE ticket, complete the form at TroublemakerTour.com by Friday, February 26th at 11:59 pm ET.
Tickets are limited so act fast!
Thank you to the growing list of sponsors for paying it forward to our everyday heroes! Bozoma Saint John, Cynthia Erivo, Erika Bennett, Eunique Jones Gibson, Felicia Leatherwood, Jana Rich, Jessica O. Matthews, Justina Omokhua, Kevin Fredericks, Lena Waithe, Lisa L. Stone, Lucinda Martinez, Mattie James, Patrice Washington, Rachel Rodgers, Richelle Parham, Suzanne Lerner, Thasunda Brown Duckett, Yvonne Orji. I LOVE Y’ALL!!! Thank you for saying YES to me.
Thank you for your kindness and for showing that Community is a verb, and for always always always always showing me that humans are good.
If you know someone who will benefit from receiving my book and attending one of the virtual events, please share this post.
How You Can Join the Kindness Train:
I am so thankful for all of you who have shown up on my behalf for this tour. For anyone who wants to be a part of this Kindness Train, we’re asking you to:
- Make a social post with the tour graphic – Share the image below on your social and tell people you are sponsoring a ticket for the tour! Open your comments and DMs so people can reach out to you and you purchase their ticket.
- Buy a ticket for those you love. – Buy tour tickets for family, friends, or anyone in your life that you think will benefit from coming to hear the message that they deserve to live an audacious life that is not stunted by fear. It isn’t only about giving kindness to strangers but also showing kindness to the important people in our lives.
- Tell people about my book!
I’m touched and I’m honored and I am so excited for you all to come on the tour. I’m excited for you to read my book, Professional Troublemaker. It is the best thing I’ve done yet.
Aa a woman entrepreneur I sometimes feel like an imposter. I am working to disrupt the senior care industry with technology. I am in my 3rd year of development, testing, and also generating income to pay for more development. It is almost surreal that I’m actually doing this work. It is an uphill battle to gain traction and visibility and I’m here for the long haul.