#GreatRead: “More Than Enough”-Elaine Welteroth

“If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.”

— Audre Lorde

It’s been a long, LONG while since I’ve done a Great Read. A really, really long time. I’ve been reading now and then but not as regularly as I’ve wanted to. I began reading Elaine Welteroth’s memoir, More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)at the beginning of the year. Yes, I’m just now finishing it. I’m working on getting my reading back up. Judge me not. But I’m getting back to them and I also want to put them on YouTube as well soon.

Anyway, for those who don’t know who Elaine is, she is known for her journalistic work, particularly in the beauty world.  After stints at Ebony and Glamour magazines (among other publications), Elaine became the Beauty & Health Director at Teen Vogue in October 2012, the first African-American in the magazine’s history to hold this title. Four years later, she became editor-in-chief of the magazine at just 29 years old. After resigning from Teen Vogue in 2018, Elaine moved to LA and signed with the Creative Artists Agency LLC. She’s since written this book and has been a judge on Project Runway.

Her memoir details her story from the very beginning of her journalistic career and the lessons she learned along the way when it came to her personal and professional life.

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