In this part-manifesto, part-memoir, the revolutionary editor who infused social consciousness into the pages of Teen Vogue explores what it means to come into your ownon your own terms
Throughout her life, Elaine Welteroth has climbed the ranks of media and fashion, shattering ceilings along the way. In this riveting and timely memoir, the groundbreaking journalist unpacks lessons on race, identity, and success through her own journey, from navigating her way as the unstoppable child of a unlikely interracial marriage in small-town California to finding herself on the frontlines of a modern movement for the next generation of change makers.
Welteroth moves beyond the headlines and highlight reels to share the profound lessons and struggles of being a barrier-breaker across so many intersections. As a young boss and the only black woman in the room, she's had enough of the world telling herand all womenthey're not enough. As she learns to rely on herself by looking both inward and upward, we're ultimately reminded that we're more than enough.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||Signed Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
Elaine Welteroth is an award-winning journalist, author, and judge on the new Project Runway. She was most recently editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue where she in 2017 became the youngest person ever appointed editor-in-chief and in 2012 had been the first African American ever to hold the post of beauty and health director at a Condé Nast publication. Prior to Teen Vogue, she was the senior beauty editor at Glamour and the beauty and style editor at Ebony. She's now a leading expert and advocate for the next generation of change-makers. She has written for the hit show Grown-ish and has appeared on-camera for a range of media outlets including ABC News and Netflix. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
“We went through what we went through so that you could live, baby girl. So you gotta live. Run after it. And know that we are all with you.” I was tearing up at the first chapter. This book was easy to read and Elaine passes on so many little gems and life lessons. I loved how she made sure to talk about the many challenges she faced while trying to achieve her goals. Watching someone’s life play out on social media can make things appear more prefect than they really are. Looks can be deceiving. I related to her on a professional and personal level. Totally understood her mixed feelings concerning how she first got the “editor” position at Teen Vogue. Having to paste on a half hearted smile for every one who is happy for you but doesn’t know the real situation. Feeling like you should be grateful for the opportunity but also like you are being taken advantage of by people who know they are doing it. Also that sting of micro aggressions from people who you consider friends. Having to constantly hold your tongue because you would rather spend your time and energy on more important things. There are so many good takeaways from this book and I highly recommend it. Everyone can benefit from reading it, especially young girls.
Energizing ! You give me hope for a brighter future for all women!