More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)

More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)

“Elaine gifts us all with a beautifully intimate and powerful retelling of her ever-unfolding journey. In sharing her joys, pitfalls, adventures, self-doubt, and successes, she reminds us that through uncovering and discovering the many facets of ourselves, we are more than enough.”
—Yara Shahidi

“Elaine’s book is a call for young women to find their voice and spark their courage—it’s a book I would have loved to discover as a young woman starting my own career.”
—Reese Witherspoon

In this part-manifesto, part-memoir, the revolutionary editor who infused social consciousness into the pages of Teen Vogue explores what it means to come into your own—on your own terms


Throughout her life, Elaine Welteroth has climbed the ranks of media and fashion, shattering ceilings along the way. In this riveting and timely memoir, the groundbreaking journalist unpacks lessons on race, identity, and success through her own journey, from navigating her way as the unstoppable child of an unlikely interracial marriage in small-town California to finding herself on the frontlines of a modern movement for the next generation of change makers.

Welteroth moves beyond the headlines and highlight reels to share the profound lessons and struggles of being a barrier-breaker across so many intersections. As a young boss and often the only Black woman in the room, she’s had enough of the world telling her—and all women—they’re not enough. As she learns to rely on herself by looking both inward and upward, we’re ultimately reminded that we’re more than enough.

Title:More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)
ISBN:9780525561583
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    More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) Reviews

  • Rachel Mantas

    Wow, I have to say Wow! This book really put some things into perspective for me. Some which I knew already, being a woman, and the challenges we face everyday in the work place and life and even touc...

  • Elizabeth Darrell

    Never has a memoir made me feel so seen and motivated. More Than Enough is a book that will resonate with any minority who has ever felt invisible, any woman who's ever been in a shitty relationship, ...

  • Morgan

    Wow. This book. I have no words and so many words about why I loved this book so much. Elaine Welteroth is truly an inspiration for so many reasons, and getting to read her story in her beautifully wr...

  • Robin

    Since Elaine is a new judge on Project Runway, I wanted to hear her story, but assumed I would skim through this book just to get the gist of it. I ended up reading every word. Loved it. ...

  • Amanda

    Holy shit, go read this book. Welteroth is a formidable talent and her memoir is raw and honest, equal parts confession and advice. Totally inspiring and bad-ass. Ending the first day of the #24in48re...

  • Cathline

    So many quoteable moments in this book. Really inspiring and helpful for people from all walks of life ...

  • Cortney

    “We went through what we went through so that you could live, baby girl. So you gotta live. Run after it. And know that we are all with you.” I was tearing up at the first chapter. This book was e...

  • Alison Caldicott

    This is a brilliant read and Elaine is one truly inspirational woman. I am still floored that they closed Teen Vogue when Elaine was at the helm and creating some of the most compelling female focused...

  • Vince McCollum

    Wow. This book was exactly what I needed. Elaine Welteroth is an inspiration, showing exactly what happens with defined goals, a strong work ethic, and the courage to make the spaces for yourself if t...

  • Tia

    Just another spectacular memoir I’ve read in the last year. I keep feeling that I’ve read enough of them but folks are writing and sharing the thought-provoking, inspiring stories of their lives. ...