Elaine Welteroth was known for dropping statement-making magazine covers when she was the editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, but she just released a different type of cover that you’ll want to cop. In an Instagram post, the 32-year-old debuted the artwork for her upcoming book, “More Than Enough: Claiming Space For Who You Are (No Matter What They Say).”
Welteroth’s book is part-memoir and part-advice book, similar to Yvonne’s Orji’s soon-to-be-published narrative, except all about how she broke barriers in the journalism industry, and the lessons she learned on her journey. In an interview with Essence, the newly minted author said this compilation of stories is her gift to the upcoming era: “This is my offering to the next generation as much as it is a tribute to the women who have come before me and offered their shoulders to stand on.”
And the journalist knows all about paving the way. In 2016, Elaine was named the first black and youngest editor-in-chief at Condé Nast. During her time there, the California native mixed social justice issues and politics into the magazine’s usual fashion and entertainment coverage. She added: “We all learn life’s lessons the hard way, but there is nothing like the satisfaction of fighting for what you believe in, overcoming the odds, pushing through fear by faith, and coming out on the other side with your head held high. That’s the spirit of this book.”
After leaving the publication last year, Elaine signed with CAA to expand her opportunities in film, television, and speaking engagements. She also wrote and starred in episodes of Grown-ish, and became a judge on Project Runway. Talk about a woman who can do it all!
TELL US: Will you be running to pick up your copy on June 11?