Meet the New Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue

 

 

 

 

Starting off as a young journalist from California, Elaine Welteroth had gusto. She was an unpaid intern with Ebony Magazine before she broke into their Beuty & Style section as an Editor in 2008. She moved on to the Beauty & Style section of Glamour Magazine in 2011 and finally became the Beauty & Health Director of Teen Vogue, the first African American to hold that position. Elaine was only the second African American to hold the position of Editor for Teen Vogue. Honestly, all she knows is how to break down barriers. Now, at the age of 29, Elaine serves as the new Editor-in-Chief. She has had a rather large impact since taking on the position in late April of this year. Let's take a look at some of her campaigns. 

 

 

This being only one of three covers for this issue, we love it. Though many are skeptical of the crossed out font, we think it was real and authenitc. Elaine seems like a genuine woman who doesn't hold back. Love isn't always ranbows and sunshine. She gets that, and from this February issue, we're sure that Elaine plans on being nothing but authenic while holding the Editor-in-Chief position at Teen Vogue

"Smart Girls Speak Up!" Smart girls speak up? Honestly Elaine, you're a badass. In this December issue, Yara and Rowan spoke about the Dakota Access Pipeline and Donald Trump. You're giving young women a voice that they never knew they had. All of the people who are trying to silence you just aren't ready for what you have in store. 

Here's the social media banner Elaine has displayed on her Twitter

For a final look into Elaine's work as Editor-in-Chief, here's an opportunity she has given to young people across the nation. A chance to express ourselves, bring a new sound to Teen Vogue. Something they've never seen. Something that'll blow their minds. So pitch, pitch, pitch! 

Being that she has been promoted to Editor-in-Chief of such an amazing publication, we're sure that she is an inspiration to young journalists and writers around the world, especially young African American women like herself. Keep being the positive influence that we need, Elaine. We love it.