I joke that I've always had this sort of insatiable 'big sis' complex - which is odd given that I am the baby of the family with no sisters! It's the reason I have such a powerful desire to connect with girls and encourage them. So, it's a natural fit for me to have a job that's like the editorial version of an older sister to a million girls.
Personal style says so much about who you are. What you wear can entice different things from within you.
From what I see, people of color are being called on in a different way. We're being heard in a different way - louder. And I think it's such an exciting time. The power structure is being redefined, and we're redefining beauty with the stories that we're telling and the women we're showing on our covers.
What I find is that when young people find a brand they relate to, that they feel speaks to them, they want it in every format they can get.
Practicing free speech on an open platform is a perilous path for any public figure, and there are no get-out-of-jail free passes in the court of public opinion.
I love so many different denim silhouettes, but I do love a denim onesie. I think you can't go wrong with a '70s-inspired, full-on head-to-toe denim moment. I also love high-waisted denim anything.
I truly believe that getting dressed in the morning is about deciding who you want to be, what you're saying in the world, and how you want people to see you. It's so much more than superficial.
The life of an editor may seem all glam all the time, but there's nothing like schlepping through the city during a torrential downpour to put things in perspective.
Not gonna lie - having a personal glam squad is pretty amazing.
I stay current and draw inspiration from Fashion Week in New York as well as just by scrolling through Instagram. The runways are always a good sign of what's to come, but I also get tons of ideas from real girls on the street.
Particularly for back-to-school, braids are a great way of showcasing your personal style. It doesn't stop at your clothes; it extends to how you wear your hair.
When 'Teen Vogue' started out, 'Teen Vogue' was an aspirational fashion magazine for fashion lovers. You know, it was the little sister to 'Vogue.' And over the years, we've realized that our mission was really to become more focused on making this an inclusive community that speaks to every kind of young person.
Call me curl-crazed, but there's just something about a head full of waves that can command any room and make any outfit more interesting.
Bey's mantra isn't about putting on airs or makeup. For that matter, what makes Beyonce Beyonce is that thing we can all wake up with: confidence.
Finding a store that sells synthetic hair in Kigali is easier than locating a Starbucks in New York City without Google Maps.
I always love stopping by to see what Marc Jacobs has. I will buy pieces from Bergdorf or Barneys and then hit up Zara or Topshop for the rest.
Any major hair change comes with unpredictable and often unfiltered reactions.
I don't think young people are prepared for the moment of reckoning at the end of college - if you even go to college - where you have to get off of the hamster wheel and decide, 'Wait, where do I go from here?'
I'm in a generation where MAC is the reigning brand for a lot of women - black, white, and other.
It's fun to sniff and slather on beauty products, but the end goal is finding what appeals most to 'Teen Vogue' readers and reporting on it in the most compelling way.