“My EIC Life” is a dose of marvelous musings straight from ESSENCE’s editor-in-chief,Vanessa K. De Luca. It’s your glimpse into her oh-so-fabulous life, which is filled with amazing people, awesome must-haves and endless inspiration. 
All Hail Queen @FLOTUS: It’s not often I get the opportunity to be interviewed about one of my she-ros; but the chance finally came this week when I was asked to weigh in on the power of First Lady Michelle Obama in advance of her mic-dropping DNC Speech Monday night in Philadelphia. You can watch the segment that ran on the CBS Morning News here: How Michelle Obama became a political powerhouse.

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Black Votes Matter: As the presidential election season kicks into high gear, I plan to do everything I can to make sure Black women’s voices and issues are heard and seen, because our vote is our voice. I shared that message on a #BlackTwitter panel, #ElectionVoices, held during the DNC. The conversation that was live-streamed on Perisocpe featured a super-smart panel of political writers and editors I love to follow—and so should you.


  I’m With #HerConference: Being able to share my advice and life lessons makes the role I serve as EIC so much sweeter. This week I spoke before 300 college women offering tips for success. The one that got the most retweets: “You can’t quit; there are too many people counting on you—including yourself.” It’s from a motto that has served me well all my life: A winner never quits; a quitter never wins.   Bag Swag: Speaking of the @HerCampus #HerConference, the leadership team gifted me this gorgeous @rebeccaminkoff bag in one of my favorite colors, hand-picked for me by Rebecca herself. You ladies really know how to treat a girl! You too can grab her Unlined Feed Bag, now on sale, at www.rebeccaminkoff.com.

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xo Vanessa
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