Genie Lauren is a 36-year old creator, writer, and developer who has been widely recognized for her Twitter activism using the handle @MoreAndAgain. She is a proud alumna of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and received her Bachelor of Arts from Monmouth University in 2007. In 2012, after teaching herself how to code, she founded Rocque More Media, LLC to redesign her clients’ platforms and build platforms for herself. In 2013 she was named among Ebony Magazine’s “Power 100” and listed in Jet Magazine’s first annual “40 Under 40.” 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.” Most recently, she wrote the foreword to #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice written by Sarah J. Jackson, Moya Bailey, and Brooke Foucault Welles, published by MIT Press.

Inspired by the recent uprisings across the United States, Genie created 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 195 members, meets bi-weekly to share their thoughts on works of fiction and non-fiction that tackle the issue of race in the United States and abroad.

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