Elaine Welteroth

Los Angeles

Contributing advice columnist
Elaine Welteroth writes the Ask Elaine advice column for The Washington Post. You can submit questions to her here. She is an award-winning journalist, a TV host, the former editor in chief of Teen Vogue and the author of the New York Times bestseller “More Than Enough,” which won the 2020 NAACP Image Award for outstanding literary work in autobiography. In addition to The Post, her writing appears in the New York Times, British Vogue and Time. Welteroth can be seen on television weekly doling out fashion industry advice as a judge on Bravo’s new “Project Runway,” and she previously was a co-host of CBS’s “The Talk.” Her MasterClass on redesigning your career debuted in 2021 and has helped thousands navigate career transitions. She is a new mom living with her husband in Los Angeles.
Latest from Elaine Welteroth

Ask Elaine: New mom loses the battle for mother’s attention to her sister

A new mom is frustrated by the lack of support she’s received from her mother -- because her mother is always helping her more “dominant” sister.

January 16, 2024

Ask Elaine: I’ve watched my granddaughter for four years. I want my life back.

A grandma is ready to move on after four years of caring for her granddaughter. Her daughter is putting up ‘fierce resistance.’

January 2, 2024

Ask Elaine: How do I respond to people who say my only child needs a sibling?

Another pregnancy would be very dangerous for this reader. How does she respond to people who say that her son needs a sibling?

December 19, 2023

Ask Elaine: I’m in my dream grad school program. I can’t stop doubting myself.

A reader struggles with feeling “left behind and isolated” while in their dream grad school program.

December 5, 2023

Ask Elaine: My boyfriend worries dealing with trauma will hurt our relationship

He is worried that working to process and heal will hurt his relationship with the writer.

November 21, 2023

Ask Elaine: How do I confront my work bestie about her offensive comments?

How does this reader confront their “work bestie,” who makes racist and transphobic comments?

November 7, 2023

Ask Elaine: I’m having Baby No. 2. I don’t have enough support, and I’m scared.

Her second pregnancy feels so much more challenging than her first, and she’s worried about a lack of emotional support from her husband.

October 24, 2023

Ask Elaine: Am I ‘crazy’ for supporting my partner through law school?

Is it crazy to stick around and support your partner through law school when you’re not married?

October 10, 2023

Ask Elaine: I feel so defeated being the only Black woman in leadership at work

A Black woman was “the only one” in management before she was laid off from a startup. How does she find a new job with Black leaders already on the team?

September 26, 2023

Ask Elaine: A friendship breakup destroyed my sense of community. How do I rebuild?

A 25-year-old no longer has the group of friends they thought would be there for life milestones. How do they rebuild their community?

September 12, 2023