Review: “More Than Enough: Claiming Space For Who You Are” by Elaine Welteroth

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Synopsis: 

“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.”

 

My Review: 

4/5 stars

     “More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are” by Elaine Welteroth had so many gems and words of wisdom throughout. I really appreciated the foreword by Ava DuVernay. While I was not at all familiar with Welteroth before reading this book, it was certainly interesting to read about her own experiences growing up as well as becoming the woman that she is today. Her stories of race and not fitting in were definitely something that I could relate to on a personal note. Actually, there were many aspects to this book that I related to. I struggle with anxiety quite a bit. I would have loved for her to touch a little bit more on how she balances it all.

There is just so much that can be taken away from this book. It is a book of self-love, empowerment, and refusing to conform to the world around us. It did have some slow moments, but I enjoyed it for the most part. This book was so easy to read, and it felt like I was chatting with an old friend while reading. I am absolutely full from this book. I feel like I need to write the quotes out and randomly post them around my house as little reminders. Overall, I felt it was a very motivational memoir that was full of life lessons.

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