Aija is a bestselling author, poet, performer, and activist. She started writing her first book “The Survival Guide to Bullying” when she was 16 years old, after having been bullied for many years. She self published her book before it was acquired by Scholastic and published around the world. It soon became an international bestseller.
Aija has traveled all over the world to speak to students, educators, community leaders, and politicians around bullying and mental health. Aija has spoken to over four million students and implemented a curriculum around her book and work into many schools around the United States. Aija also joined the ABC and Disney Channel “Choose Kindness” campaign alongside of Hailee Steinfeld and Alessia Cara.
Aija has performed poetry at venues like Madison Square Garden, SXSW and SXSW EDU, Girl Boss Rally, the United Nations General Assembly, Pop Sugar Playground, the Harvard Club, Penn State University, and Instagram/Facebook. Aija has also spoken alongside of Kenneth Cole, Patrick Kennedy, Ban Ki-Moon, Piera Gelardi, Rupi Kaur, Sophia Amoruso, amongst others. Aija has worked with brands and companies such as Warner Brothers, Revlon, Philosophy, WPP, Bumble, Samsung, Saks Fifth Avenue, Fossil, Coca Cola, AARP, American Girl, Plan B One Step, Summer Salt. Aija has been the face of several campaigns with Saks Fifth Avenue, Summer Salt, and Philosophy.
Aija Mayrock was named one of the Today Show’s heroes of the year for 2018 for her writing, poetry, and activism. Shas also been part of the movement to register young people to vote, joining forces with Do Something for their voter registration campaign, where she was able to register thousands of her fans.
Her work has been published and featured on Good Morning America, The View, The Today Show, Forbes, Publisher’s Weekly, Huffington Post, USA Today, Variety, Yahoo, Teen Vogue, NowThis, Buzzfeed, Nylon, Thrive, Tatler, Refinery 29, People Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, among many other platforms.