One foot was at the door and another was somewhere else to pay the costs of her dream. She said, “I was a waitress a lot.” This meant that she was required to work weekends as a brunch host. This was an important decision for me. It allowed me to travel to New York, as well as afford my living expenses. Also, the cost of working in the fashion industry can be very costly. So, I worked for many years in the services industry.

“I also just think it’s good character-building,” Lindsay noted, “and a lot of people should, and would probably be a lot more kind if they did work in the service industry at some point.”

Lindsay wasn’t the only one who worked in the fashion industry, as we can see from the headline-making promos. Lindsay worked her way up to the top of the editorial ladder, landing jobs at 0. The Oprah Magazine again at Teen Vogue and Lindsay was then a Fashion Market Editor at The Cut in August 2018. She published “Everywhere and Nowhere”: A Look At What it’s Like To Be Black and Work In Fashion.

She stated that she believes there’s always a fear of publishing any piece that’s really important. It was a piece that changed my life forever and it’s something I am proud of.

Less than two months later—and less than a decade after she first interned at Teen Vogue—Condé Nast announced her as the new editor-in-chief of Vogue‘s online-only little sister. At the time, she was mere days away from her 28th birthday, making her Condé Nast’s youngest editor-in-chief. Lindsay said that it was an incredible feat but people also used her age to their advantage. People obsess about my age now, which I find disgusting. It’s a common topic of conversation and everyone loves talking about it. She agreed. “I look forward to the day when people stop talking about me now,” she said.