“More Than Enough”
Central Presbyterian Church, June 27
by Holly Cowart
Photograph by Renell Medrano
Elaine Welteroth is a force. Just 32 years old, the lauded journalist has overcome obstacles to become an influential modern-day voice for innovative thinking. Her first industry break came from an unpaid internship at Ebony magazine, which she landed with tooth-and-nail persistence. After three years, she joined media empire Condé Nast and soon transitioned to Teen Vogue, where she made history as the first African American to gain the title of beauty and health director. Five years later, she was promoted to editor-in-chief, the youngest in Condé Nast’s history. It was there that she evolved the publication, using her platform to shed light on socially conscious topics and create a voice for a more diverse audience.
Welteroth left Teen Vogue in early 2018, and currently you can spot her as a judge on Bravo’s “Project Runway.” In her recent, aptly titled book, “More Than Enough,” Welteroth recounts the journey she’s taken, as well as the valuable lessons she’s collected along the way. In partnership with BookPeople, the fashion and media pioneer will be stopping by the Central Presbyterian Church on June 27 (event begins at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $26) for a speaking and signing. A copy of her memoir is included in each ticket purchase.