Genie Lauren is a 36-year old creator and front-end web developer who has been widely recognized for her Twitter activism using the handle @MoreAndAgain. In 2013 she was named among Ebony Magazine’s “Power 100” and listed in Jet Magazine’s first annual “40 Under 40.” In 2012, she founded Rocque More Media, LLC to redesign the platforms of her clients and build platforms for herself. She is the former producer, writer, director, and host of the YouTube series and podcast “Good Morning Black Twitter” and the podcast “Genie Lauren’s Fast Life.”

Inspired by the recent uprisings across the United States, Genie decided to create a safe space for black people to read and discuss black liberation. Along with 29 members, Genie kicked off #BlackLibLit on June 7, 2020. The group, now consisting of 69 members, meets bi-weekly to share their thoughts on works of fiction and non-fiction that tackle the issue of race.

When she’s not tweeting or reading, Genie can be found tinkering with keto recipes while house hunting in her hometown — The Bronx.