Favorite quote from book:
“When you exist in spaces that weren’t built for you, remember sometimes that being you is the revolution.
— Elaine Welteroth
Let’s get into it.
People ask me all the time, what am I reading. Going to try and post these mini reviews when I can to help anyone. Can I be honest? I remember when this book first came out a year ago and I was at the airport. I saw it on the stands and muttered to myself, “Not another one of these books.” Rude right? I just wasn’t in the headspace then. I purchased this book a few months ago and it makes so much sense why reading it now was divine.
This book felt like a warm embrace. It was reminiscent of all the wonderful conversations I had with some incredible women in college. The soul-stirring conversations that have shaped me into the woman I am today. These conversations opened the door for me to learn about the beauty of art, museums and culture. These conversations exposed me to things I might not have learned staying in my Grand Prairie bubble. They invited me in, opened the door AND pulled out the seat. That is exactly what this book did for me.
At the age of 29, Elaine Welteroth became the first black editor in chief for Teen Vogue (also the youngest in Condé Nast history 🤯). She details her journey leading up to that point from the complexities of growing up bi-racial, relationship woes and finding her voice (over and over again). Her journey is relateable and hilarious. This isn’t a how to book. If you are like me and enjoy learning about people’s stories, you will love it. It felt less auto-biography and more like a conversation over coffee. To the woman who has been told she isn’t enough or she is too much – this book is for you. ❤️