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Elaine Welteroth

📚 My book #MoreThanEnough is out! (Link below)
🤓Journalist|Author|Former EIC of Teen Vogue
💻Inquiries: CAA | info@ewelteroth.com

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  • You know I’m excited when my eyes disappear 😄...This sums up how I feel about being back home on the (BEST) west coast and seeing all of my hometown fam and friends tonight. SO excited to bring my #MoreThanEnough book tour to the bay where it all began for me. See you tonight in SF at the @marinesmemorial theatre / @commonwealthclub! Tickets in bio. Come early - I have a little treat in store for you...
  • You know I’m excited when my eyes disappear 😄...This sums up how I feel about being back home on the (BEST) west coast and seeing all of my hometown fam and friends tonight. SO excited to bring my #MoreThanEnough book tour to the bay where it all began for me. See you tonight in SF at the @marinesmemorial theatre / @commonwealthclub! Tickets in bio. Come early - I have a little treat in store for you...
  •  9,717  101  20 hours ago
  • Looking at this picture makes me weepy...can’t help but wonder who I would be without my biggest cheerleader, my soft place to fall, and the first man who made me believe I could be anything I wanted to be. Waking up on #FathersDay to my first byline in the @nytimes (!!) was NO coincidence and this little excerpt from #MoreThanEnough is why. I love you dad! Thank you for giving me the best of YOU. ❤️(Also, this is the best video I’ve ever watched — please let me be your YouTube dad-fluencer agent!!!😂)
* “My dad was the one who discovered my writing ability before anyone else. One morning in third grade, I found him stretched out on his favorite recliner in the living room reading one of my short stories. His hair was slicked back, still wet from his morning bath and a fresh douse of Aqua Net hairspray. His big blue eyes were bright and clear. Sheba, our black cat, was nibbling on dry kibble nearby; Blondie was purring in his lap. I was rubbing the sleep out of my eyes when he startled me with unexpected praise: “WOW‐ee‐zow‐ee, Lainey! This is outta sight. You’re a great writer, just like your grandma Pat and your ol’ dad. You’ve got to keep at this, baby.”
I beamed from ear to ear and curled up next to him.
“Deb, ya gotta come over here and read this. You won’t believe it!”
And just like that, my favorite subject changed from math to English. Until then, I hadn’t ever considered that I could become a writer. Let alone a great writer. But those early affirmations, those moments of feeling seen—particularly by the man who created you—they matter so much to a little girl.” *
  • Looking at this picture makes me weepy...can’t help but wonder who I would be without my biggest cheerleader, my soft place to fall, and the first man who made me believe I could be anything I wanted to be. Waking up on #FathersDay to my first byline in the @nytimes (!!) was NO coincidence and this little excerpt from #MoreThanEnough is why. I love you dad! Thank you for giving me the best of YOU. ❤️(Also, this is the best video I’ve ever watched — please let me be your YouTube dad-fluencer agent!!!😂)
    * “My dad was the one who discovered my writing ability before anyone else. One morning in third grade, I found him stretched out on his favorite recliner in the living room reading one of my short stories. His hair was slicked back, still wet from his morning bath and a fresh douse of Aqua Net hairspray. His big blue eyes were bright and clear. Sheba, our black cat, was nibbling on dry kibble nearby; Blondie was purring in his lap. I was rubbing the sleep out of my eyes when he startled me with unexpected praise: “WOW‐ee‐zow‐ee, Lainey! This is outta sight. You’re a great writer, just like your grandma Pat and your ol’ dad. You’ve got to keep at this, baby.”
    I beamed from ear to ear and curled up next to him.
    “Deb, ya gotta come over here and read this. You won’t believe it!”
    And just like that, my favorite subject changed from math to English. Until then, I hadn’t ever considered that I could become a writer. Let alone a great writer. But those early affirmations, those moments of feeling seen—particularly by the man who created you—they matter so much to a little girl.” *
  •  24,316  364  16 June, 2019
  • DC, you showed up and showed out for another SOLD OUT book tour stop that felt like #BlackGirlMagic church (new un-official name of my #MoreThanEnough tour 💁🏽‍♀️💫🙏🏽)! @mspackyetti thx for taking us to church! ATL, coming for you TODAY with my soul-sister-friend @maraakil at 3p at The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. See you soon in your Sunday best!
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Next up this week...
Mon/Tues: SF (+ private event @the.wing)
Thurs/Fri: LA (+ private event @the.wing)
Secure your spot via the link in my bio.
  • DC, you showed up and showed out for another SOLD OUT book tour stop that felt like #BlackGirlMagic church (new un-official name of my #MoreThanEnough tour 💁🏽‍♀️💫🙏🏽)! @mspackyetti thx for taking us to church! ATL, coming for you TODAY with my soul-sister-friend @maraakil at 3p at The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. See you soon in your Sunday best!
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    Next up this week...
    Mon/Tues: SF (+ private event @the.wing)
    Thurs/Fri: LA (+ private event @the.wing)
    Secure your spot via the link in my bio.
  •  8,043  110  16 June, 2019
  • The face you make when you’re about to drop some radically courageous new work and you’re just waiting on the world to catch up...and for the awards to roll in! If you haven’t heard about this young queen @Zendaya’s new show called @euphoria—which has captivated me from the first second of the trailer—GET READY (especially parents of teens!). It’s everything you’ve never seen in a teen drama: complex characters dealing with addiction, depression, anxiety, sex, and more. Young people have for too long been depicted as one dimensional but this show smashes all those tropes. I salute you, sis, for doing work that is brave. For stepping fully into your artistry. For bringing light to the darkness within that gets overlooked by the veneer of mainstream depictions of teen-hood. For digging deep and pulling out a piece of you that you say folks questioned whether you had inside. After seeing your mind-blowing performance and the tears in your eyes after, I just have to tell the world: YOU MUST SEE THIS. It premieres Sunday night. Thank you @hbo for backing a show like this and for inviting me to host last night’s screening + conversation with Z and the brilliant creator, writer, and show-runner Sam Levinson. Rooting for you guys hard! Cc: @stormreid @hunterschafer @barbieferreira #FeelEuphoria
  • The face you make when you’re about to drop some radically courageous new work and you’re just waiting on the world to catch up...and for the awards to roll in! If you haven’t heard about this young queen @Zendaya’s new show called @euphoria—which has captivated me from the first second of the trailer—GET READY (especially parents of teens!). It’s everything you’ve never seen in a teen drama: complex characters dealing with addiction, depression, anxiety, sex, and more. Young people have for too long been depicted as one dimensional but this show smashes all those tropes. I salute you, sis, for doing work that is brave. For stepping fully into your artistry. For bringing light to the darkness within that gets overlooked by the veneer of mainstream depictions of teen-hood. For digging deep and pulling out a piece of you that you say folks questioned whether you had inside. After seeing your mind-blowing performance and the tears in your eyes after, I just have to tell the world: YOU MUST SEE THIS. It premieres Sunday night. Thank you @hbo for backing a show like this and for inviting me to host last night’s screening + conversation with Z and the brilliant creator, writer, and show-runner Sam Levinson. Rooting for you guys hard! Cc: @stormreid @hunterschafer @barbieferreira #FeelEuphoria
  •  17,570  76  15 June, 2019
  • Shameless serve. Out here getting these week 1 sales like...💁🏽‍♀️“Have you had #MoreThanEnough for breakfast?” Get yours hot and fresh via link in bio! 🍳📚
  • Shameless serve. Out here getting these week 1 sales like...💁🏽‍♀️“Have you had #MoreThanEnough for breakfast?” Get yours hot and fresh via link in bio! 🍳📚
  •  22,882  312  15 June, 2019
  • Bucket list moment: @breakfastclubam! We go in about hustling to get your foot in the door, hustling for respect, hustling to make change to the realities of click-bait journalism and cancellation culture. Required weekend listening. THANK YOU for having me on! And for accepting my invitation to drop down low with me at 8am lol. #MoreThanEnough
  • Bucket list moment: @breakfastclubam! We go in about hustling to get your foot in the door, hustling for respect, hustling to make change to the realities of click-bait journalism and cancellation culture. Required weekend listening. THANK YOU for having me on! And for accepting my invitation to drop down low with me at 8am lol. #MoreThanEnough
  •  10,686  151  14 June, 2019
  • Pardon this interruption of my book launch spam to remind you all that tonight is the FINALE episode of the new @projectrunwaybravo and to share the exact look I’ve been giving every human who has tried to get me to spill who wins ALL SEASON LONG. It’s a mix of “wouldn’t you like to know” mystery with a side of “mind yo business” shade and just the right amount of a warm “just watch the show” invitation. I still can’t tell you who wins but I can tell you it’s def worth watching!! See y’all on the TV screen at 9p. DM me from your finale watch parties please!! 📺 💁🏽‍♀️
  • Pardon this interruption of my book launch spam to remind you all that tonight is the FINALE episode of the new @projectrunwaybravo and to share the exact look I’ve been giving every human who has tried to get me to spill who wins ALL SEASON LONG. It’s a mix of “wouldn’t you like to know” mystery with a side of “mind yo business” shade and just the right amount of a warm “just watch the show” invitation. I still can’t tell you who wins but I can tell you it’s def worth watching!! See y’all on the TV screen at 9p. DM me from your finale watch parties please!! 📺 💁🏽‍♀️
  •  19,816  331  14 June, 2019
  • In case you don’t stay up late...this happened! I got to meet my late night boo to talk about my book baby #MoreThanEnough.
  • In case you don’t stay up late...this happened! I got to meet my late night boo to talk about my book baby #MoreThanEnough.
  •  22,424  992  13 June, 2019
  • ISSA AUTHOR 📚🖤💫 My book #MoreThanEnough is finally OUT in the world, and I’m so excited I don’t know how to act! Coming for all y’all on this 10-city TOUR like...💃🏽. Attendees: Prepare your soul train dance entrance now! Tickets at the link in my bio. Cop them while you can! 📷 @martsromero *** BK - 6/11 SOLD OUT
BOSTON - 6/12 
DC - 6/15 
ATL - 6/16 
SF - 6/18 
LA - 620 
PHILLY - 6/25 
AUSTIN - 6/27 
CHICAGO- 6/28 
DALLAS - 7/11
  • ISSA AUTHOR 📚🖤💫 My book #MoreThanEnough is finally OUT in the world, and I’m so excited I don’t know how to act! Coming for all y’all on this 10-city TOUR like...💃🏽. Attendees: Prepare your soul train dance entrance now! Tickets at the link in my bio. Cop them while you can! 📷 @martsromero *** BK - 6/11 SOLD OUT
    BOSTON - 6/12
    DC - 6/15
    ATL - 6/16
    SF - 6/18
    LA - 620
    PHILLY - 6/25
    AUSTIN - 6/27
    CHICAGO- 6/28
    DALLAS - 7/11
  •  32,562  628  12 June, 2019
  • A one-on-one interview with @robinrobertsgma?? My journalist icon? Someone please pinch me! Pub day dream come true!!! Thank you @goodmorningamerica for having me on to talk about my new book #MoreThanEnough. And for giving my MOM her live TV debut!! (Stay tuned for the cutest clip of all time!) But the true icing on the cake was getting to see all the college students they had in the studio for this special moment—seeing their faces instantly melted my nerves and reminded me of my WHY. To all the students I met yesterday. I hope this book finds you right on time!
  • A one-on-one interview with @robinrobertsgma?? My journalist icon? Someone please pinch me! Pub day dream come true!!! Thank you @goodmorningamerica for having me on to talk about my new book #MoreThanEnough. And for giving my MOM her live TV debut!! (Stay tuned for the cutest clip of all time!) But the true icing on the cake was getting to see all the college students they had in the studio for this special moment—seeing their faces instantly melted my nerves and reminded me of my WHY. To all the students I met yesterday. I hope this book finds you right on time!
  •  14,807  244  12 June, 2019
  • FAM! MY BOOK #MORETHANENOUGH DROPS TODAY so you know I had to drop it down low to celebrate! Here is a little #blackgirlmagic that captures the spirit of this book. May it inspire all of you to dance your way to your local bookstore (or anywhere books are sold online) to get one for you and a few for the special women in your life. 💃🏽💫📚 *

THANK YOU for being a part of this journey with me!! It’s been a long road and a labor of pure love to get to this finish line but I could not have done this without YOUR support. I poured my heart onto every page and, more importantly, I told the TRUTH because I believe there are universal truths locked up in the stories women never tell. More than anything, I hope this book starts deeper conversations between women that we aren’t having enough. And I hope it reminds you to claim space for who YOU are—no matter what they say! 
SEE YOU ON TOUR. 
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO Redha @redisdancing and to all of our gorgeous, angelic dancers for making this pub day video dream come to life more beautifully than I ever imagined: 
@dejahpoole
@ashullzz_
@caroline_dartey
@dayzjah
@the_leetwins
@katya.martin
@angelaeunsung
Music by my queen: @erykahbadu
  • FAM! MY BOOK #MORETHANENOUGH DROPS TODAY so you know I had to drop it down low to celebrate! Here is a little #blackgirlmagic that captures the spirit of this book. May it inspire all of you to dance your way to your local bookstore (or anywhere books are sold online) to get one for you and a few for the special women in your life. 💃🏽💫📚 *

    THANK YOU for being a part of this journey with me!! It’s been a long road and a labor of pure love to get to this finish line but I could not have done this without YOUR support. I poured my heart onto every page and, more importantly, I told the TRUTH because I believe there are universal truths locked up in the stories women never tell. More than anything, I hope this book starts deeper conversations between women that we aren’t having enough. And I hope it reminds you to claim space for who YOU are—no matter what they say!
    SEE YOU ON TOUR.
    SPECIAL THANK YOU TO Redha @redisdancing and to all of our gorgeous, angelic dancers for making this pub day video dream come to life more beautifully than I ever imagined:
    @dejahpoole
    @ashullzz_
    @caroline_dartey
    @dayzjah
    @the_leetwins
    @katya.martin
    @angelaeunsung
    Music by my queen: @erykahbadu
  •  19,968  801  11 June, 2019
  • Y’all! My book baby comes out TOMORROW and since I was raised in church there was only one way to celebrate her: a BOOK BLESSING. Before I hit the road for my book tour, it was so important to me to have a private moment in prayer with my people. My first boss took us all to church with her blessing, my mom joined my closest friends in reading excerpts from the book, the room got really real in a #MoreThanEnough challenge, we laughed, we cried (a LOT); it was all way, way beyond what I could have even planned for. THANK YOU to everyone who was there and the rest who joined us in spirit. My heart is so full. To whatever may come, I’m ready. 📚 📸 @jessnashphoto @sohohousenewyork
  • Y’all! My book baby comes out TOMORROW and since I was raised in church there was only one way to celebrate her: a BOOK BLESSING. Before I hit the road for my book tour, it was so important to me to have a private moment in prayer with my people. My first boss took us all to church with her blessing, my mom joined my closest friends in reading excerpts from the book, the room got really real in a #MoreThanEnough challenge, we laughed, we cried (a LOT); it was all way, way beyond what I could have even planned for. THANK YOU to everyone who was there and the rest who joined us in spirit. My heart is so full. To whatever may come, I’m ready. 📚 📸 @jessnashphoto @sohohousenewyork
  •  18,430  381  10 June, 2019