Glory Edim is an author, activist and the founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a nationwide book club-turned-literary festival that celebrates the uniqueness of black literature and sisterhood. Well-Read Black Girl’s mission is to use literature and storytelling as a tool for advocacy and collective empowerment. The annual literary festival aims to transform the publishing industry by increasing the public visibility of black women and non-binary authors. Glory has won numerous awards for her work supporting and sustaining literature, including the 2017 Innovator’s Award from the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes and the Madam C.J. Walker Award from the Hurston/Wright Foundation. She also serves on the board of New York City’s Housing Works Bookstore. Her best-selling anthology, Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, was published by Penguin Random House in 2018. She is currently working on a memoir that explores her intimate relationship with reading and Nigerian-American heritage. She is a proud alumni of Howard University and currently resides in Los Angeles.