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Tony  Weaver

Tony Weaver

Award-Winning Writer & Educator

Biography

Tony Weaver, Jr. is an award winning writer and educator creating diverse stories that make young people feel seen and valued. After seeing the impact that media stereotypes had on students in his community, Tony embarked on a journey to create new media narratives that would challenge the status quo. Read More >

He is the CEO of Weird Enough Productions, where he developed The UnCommons, an award winning webcomic with over 800,000 readers. In 2018, Tony made history as the first comic writer to ever be selected for the Forbes “30 Under 30.” He was named a History Shaker by Coca Cola, a Global Barrier Breaker by Marriott International, and a Champion for Change by CNN.

Tony has brought stories and wisdom to the Ted Stage, as well as organizations like Facebook, The Boys and Girls Club of America, and The American Federation of Teachers. Tony has collaborated with brands like Instagram, Coca Cola, Marriott International, and American Express to champion creativity, self love, and being weird.

By being open and vulnerable about his childhood experiences, and telling new stories that uplift underrepresented voices, Tony hopes to show everyone that as long as you pursue your truth you’re never too weird, you’re just Weird Enough. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

TEDx: Why the World Needs Superheroes Who Look Different?

The Hero Within

Speech Topics

I'm Not Okay

Social Emotional Wellness in schools.

The Hero Within

How young people can find self-love.

Weirdo

How weirdness can be the root of creativity.

Creativity & Perseverance