Elaine Welteroth is a true inspiration. She was the youngest editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, she’s a NYT bestselling author, and a judge on Project Runway. If you’re looking for a book to read rn (or if you’re not) you need to read her book More Than Enough. To give a brief synopsis - she discusses her life journey and the racism and injustices she faces as a Black woman in the magazine industry, and how she overcomes all of this to achieve her dreams. She makes us want to be better people in everything we do and her book gives us a glimpse into her super cool life.
I loved the book for so many reasons. It’s a timely book, highlighting the racism still prevalent in our society, and the hard work that many people are doing to overcome these injustices. Another prevalent issue highlighted throughout the book is sexism in C-suite positions in any industry, including the magazine industry. Welteroth overcomes many difficult situations with white men in the C-suite throughout her career.
Something I found not only inspiring but also extremely well done was the use of quotes throughout the book. Each chapter begins with a quote by one of Elaine’s idols — people like Michelle Obama and Maya Angelou — and ends with a quote by Elaine Welteroth herself. The quotes are motivational and educational, highlighting an important lesson Elaine learned throughout that chapter of her life.
The book isn’t just about her career, but also everything in between. From family life to navigating romantic relationships, her story is extremely relatable and well-written. Basically, you should just read the book to find out why I loved it so much and why you probably will too.