The former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue tells the story of her rise in the world of media and high fashion. The child of a black mother and Irish Catholic father, Welteroth grew up in the largely white middle-class suburbs of Newark, California.
She knew from childhood that she “wanted to be the boss.” Yet by the time the author reached puberty, her growing self-doubt began to fester. Though popular, she did not have the straight blonde hair—and more to the point, the whiteness—of girls who were the “Thing” among her peers.
She also discovered that as a biracial girl, she did not have full “membership” among black students. Although she felt out of place and somehow never quite “good enough” or “worthy enough,” Welteroth eventually found… (a subscription to the Jimplecute is required to continue reading this article).
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