Extremely humbled by this Q&A published on Blavity.com today! Le homie Jonathan Jackson penned the piece and it might just be one of my favorite interviews to date. It was fun, so I hope you enjoy the read.
Check out a snippet of the interview below:
Many people talk, some people grind, but very few execute. Janel Martinez makes things happen. The Bronx native has a pen that would make Zora smile, and shows no signs of slowing down. She is young, she’s ready, and she’s someone you need to know about. I got the opportunity to mix it up with her about about culture, the craft of writing, and what drives her.
Who is Janel Martinez?
Wow! This question just really hit me. Good opener, fam.
On the professional tip, Janel Martinez is a millennial journalist, storyteller, content creator and entrepreneur. She’s human and get’s nervous, scared when making life-changing or big decisions, but wise enough to access the move and go forth if it feels right. There’s no time to rest in comfort zones. Personally, she’s kind-hearted, passionate, funny and very family oriented.
I think it’s also safe to say, I’m still figuring this one out.
How long have you been a writer?
Does the story I penned in 2nd grade count? No, but seriously, I’ve been writing consistently since my sophomore year of college, so you can say 7 years. Post-college, it’s been about 4 years.