Tuesdays Professional Troublemaker

Give the Praise (with Jason Mayden) - Episode 13

from Professional Troublemaker | Published 3/30/2021

This week on Professional Troublemaker, Luvvie is in conversation with legendary shoe-designer and President of Fear of God Athletics, Jason Mayden. In this episode, they discuss Jason’s journey from designing girl’s names in bubble letters to designing shoes for Nike at 21. Jason and Luvvie talk all about Imposter Syndrome, the urge to give into it, and the realization of belonging in a room. They also delve into Jason's design process and the importance of the narrative when coming up with fresh ideas. Jason describes Professional Troublemaking as being an accomplice--not an ally---and believes the world needs Professional Troublemakers in order to take risks and say the inconvenient thing at the inconvenient time. Kick back in your favorite kicks and enjoy this episode of Professional Troublemaker with iconic Chicagoan, Jason Mayden.

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Join New York Times bestselling author Luvvie Ajayi Jones as she brings you thought-provoking conversations with professional troublemakers who have taken action, done scary things and rocked the boat to an audacious life. A professional troublemaker is a truthteller, change agent and trailblazer. They are committed to disrupting what is unjust for the greater good. They take up the call of the late, great John Lewis, who charged us to “Get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” They are ordinary people with the extraordinary habit of choosing COURAGE in moments of FEAR.