About Speaker Aija Mayrock…
Aija Mayrock is the 22 year old #1 bestselling author of “The Survival Guide to Bullying.” Aija started writing her book at 16 years old, after having been bullied. Aija initially self published her book before it was acquired by Scholastic and published in the United States in 2015. Aija’s book has since been published in many countries all over the world, including: France, Russia, Romania, Denmark, Vietnam, and Portugal. Aija’s book has also been incorporated in school systems around the U.S.
Aija has traveled all over the U.S. to speak to kids, educators, community leaders, and politicians. Aija is an inspirational speaker and performer of spoken/word rap for over 3 million people, including at venues like Madison Square Garden, Town Hall in New York, the United Nations, and the Key Arena Seattle.
In the past year, Aija has turned her attention to issues of gender equality and female empowerment. Aija has written, performed, and filmed a series of spoken word videos with Buzzfeed such as “The Truth About Being A Girl” and “Dear Girl” that went viral and was viewed by millions around the world. In July 2018, Aija opened the United Nations Girl Up summit in Washington, D.C.
Aija was on the cover of the Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Book for the September Issue and part of the Fearless Women campaign. Aija has also been part of the movement to register young people to vote, joining forces with DO SOMETHING for their voter registration campaign.
Aija was named one of the Today Show’s heroes of the year for 2018.
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Aija has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The View, Fox News, Good Day New York, Huffington Post Rise, AOL Build, Bustle, Seventeen Magazine, WWD, Newsda, Teen Vogue, Variety, and many other press outlets.
Aija is a senior at New York University.