Glennon Doyle Biography & Facts
Glennon Doyle (born March 20, 1976), previously known as Glennon Doyle Melton, is an American author and activist known for her #1 New York Times bestsellers Untamed and Love Warrior and bestseller Carry On, Warrior. Doyle is also the creator of the online community Momastery, and is the founder and president of Together Rising, an all-women-led nonprofit organization supporting women, families, and children in crisis.
Early life and education
Doyle was born in Burke, Virginia, and was raised with one sister, Amanda Doyle. Glennon Doyle writes and speaks frequently about early struggles with bulimia and addiction. In her 2013 TEDx talk "Lessons from the Mental Hospital," she discusses time spent in a mental hospital when she was a teen. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at James Madison University in 1998. During her college years, Doyle was a member of Sigma Kappa sorority, Delta Rho chapter. Following graduation, she became a teacher in Northern Virginia.
In 2009, Doyle began writing online with her blog Momastery.
In 2013, Doyle's memoir Carry On, Warrior was published based on some of her most popular blog posts
In 2016, a follow-up memoir, Love Warrior was released.
A third memoir, Untamed, was published in 2020. Singer, Adele, is a fan of the book, publicly stating on her Instagram that “This book will shake your brain and make your soul scream.”All three books are best-sellers. Untamed has sold more than two million copies as of February 2021.
A television series based on Untamed is being developed by J. J. Abrams’s production company.
Recognition and awards
In 2014, Parents magazine named Doyle and Momastery the winner of its award for Best All-Around at Social Media.In September 2016, Doyle's book Love Warrior was selected to be a part of Oprah's Book Club 2.0.Doyle appears on Oprah's SuperSoul 100, a collection of 100 awakened leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity.In April 2020, Doyle's book Untamed was selected to be a part of Reese Witherspoon's Reese's Book Club (Hello Sunshine • Book Club).
Doyle founded Together Rising, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with an effective date of May 25, 2012. As of December 2020, Together Rising has raised over $25 million for people in need. Together Rising exists to "transform collective heartbreak into effective action." Most of Together Rising’s funds are raised through time-limited crowd-sourced fund-raisers in which contributors are limited to giving a maximum of $25 to meet a particular need. This strategy is designed to build community, to enable people from all income groups to be able to donate ("democratize the giving"), and overcome indecision about how much to give.
Doyle was married to Craig Melton, a former model, from 2002 to 2016; they have three children. Doyle and her family moved from Centreville, Virginia, to Naples, Florida.Doyle met Abby Wambach on a book tour. In November 2016, Doyle announced that she was in a relationship with Wambach; they married on May 14, 2017.
Doyle, Glennon (2020). Untamed. Dial Press. ISBN 978-1984801258.
Doyle, Glennon (2016). Love Warrior. Flatiron Books. ISBN 978-1250075727.
Doyle, Glennon (2013). Carry On, Warrior. Scribner. ISBN 978-1451697247. References
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