Janel Martinez

Cindy Seip

Janel Martinez is a multimedia journalist who covers technology and entrepreneurship. She is the founder of the site Ain’t I Latina? and is also a contributor to Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora (Flatiron Books), edited by Saraciea J. Fennell. This anthology of bestselling authors and up-and-coming voices explores the different myths and stereotypes about the Latinx diaspora. Martinez, along with Cristina Arreola, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Ibi Zoboi, and others, present texts that delve into everything from ghost stories and superheroes to memories in the kitchen, travel around the world, addiction, and identity. It is a celebration of a rich and diverse community. Booklist called it “Candid … Nuanced … Each theme is worthy of its own volume … The deeply personal approach of each contributor will connect with readers of all backgrounds …”