Glennon Doyle was born on 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 Monastery, and is the founder and president of Together Rising, an all-women-led nonprofit organization supporting women, families, and children in crisis.
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.
In 2014, Parent's magazine named Doyle and Monastery 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 founded Together Rising, a 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.