I honestly think our readers are gonna save the world.
I don't think there's anything to be ashamed of about being a woman who loves fashion. Fashion is a vehicle for self-expression, it tells the world who you are and how you want to be seen. If you use it as a canvas for creativity, then you might want to talk about it, you know? And I fully embrace that.
Even with the beauty stories we put out, we saw there was an opportunity to address issues of representation, identity, self-expression. We created the community that we wanted to have at 'Teen Vogue.' We were willing to lose some to have more.
I think braids over all allow you to play with your identity a little bit and just have some fun and show off your creativity.
I had the chance to learn from some really talented people who have taught me a lot.
I think you've got to be able to relate to what teens are going through.
What is unusual is not always threatening. What is different is not necessarily strange.
There's this moment happening in our culture where the power of the audience and the influence that people of color have is undeniable at this point.
I think of our readers as young, conscious people. We can't underestimate how far-reaching our content is, especially these days.
There were times I was underestimated a lot. It gave me a unique benefit. The expectations were so low I could blow their head off.
When you do your part, life just unfolds in ways that are so much better than you would have dreamed up on your own.
'Teen Vogue' fortunately has proved you can have smart, political, and fashionable content delivered in one place, and you don't have to choose.
'Teen Vogue' is so much more than just a magazine. It's so much more than just a website. It's so much more than social. It's really about the audience, and so we're going to continue to innovate and continue to find new ways of reaching this audience in meaningful ways.
I think the word 'woke' is now over. The first time I heard my mature, white dad use that term, I was like 'OK, this is done.'