Elaine Welteroth on changing Teen Vogue, breaking glass ceilings and how to claim space for yourself
In 2016, when Elaine Welteroth was just 29 years old, she became the editor of Teen Vogue. That made her the youngest person ever — and only the second black person ever — to hold the title in the history of Condé Nast.
It was a huge moment for Welteroth's career, but it was also the beginning of a new era for Teen Vogue. Under her leadership, she helped the magazine change and evolve in ways that surprised a lot of people.
Welteroth joined guest host Nana aba Duncan in the q studio to talk about her new book, More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say), a part-memoir, part-manifesto about how and why she made Teen Vogue more socially-conscious.
"You grow up in a world that tells you that as a woman you can be either beautiful or smart," said Welteroth. "You can either be fashionable or taken seriously — and I think those are false binaries. My goal at Teen Vogue was to break those down and to show that these are fallacies to begin with."
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