Elaine Welteroth

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Arts & Letters Live in partnership with Second Thursdays

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In conversation with Brandon Maxwell, award-winning designer and Project Runway judge

Throughout her life, Elaine Welteroth has climbed the ranks of media and fashion, shattering ceilings along the way. In More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say), 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.  A riveting and timely memoir, More Than Enough unpacks the lessons Welteroth learned about 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.

Elaine Welteroth is an award-winning journalist, author, and judge on the new Project Runway. Prior to her position as editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, she was the senior beauty editor at Glamour and the beauty and style editor at Ebony.  She's now a leading expert and advocate for the next generation of change makers.

Welteroth will be interviewed onstage by designer Brandon Maxwell, fellow Project Runway judge and winner of the 2016 CFDA Swarovski Award for womenswear. A Texas native, Maxwell created his luxury women's ready-to-wear label out of the desire to make women feel beautiful, sophisticated, and powerful.

More Than Enough is a guide for young people who want to find their voice, a crash course for those who want to challenge the status quo, and an adventure story for all of us.”
—Malala Yousafzai

Public: $15 (includes admission to Second Thursdays and to Elaine Welteroth’s talk)

DMA Members: $10 (your DMA membership allows you free access to Second Thursdays)