Janel Martinez

Janel Martinez

Opinion Contributor
Janel Martinez is a Bronx-based writer and founder of award-winning site Ain't I Latina?, an online destination celebrating Afro-Latinas. Martinez is a frequent public speaker discussing media, tech, entrepreneurship, culture and identity, as well as diversity at conferences and events for Bloomberg, NBCU, Oath, SXSW and more. She’s appeared as a featured guest on national shows and outlets, such as BuzzFeed, ESSENCE, NPR and Sirius XM, and her work has appeared in Univision Communications, Oprah Magazine and The New York Times.

Día de los Muertos Barbie Walks a Fine Line Between Cultural Appropriation and Appreciation

Mattel’s doll offers a nod to the Mexican tradition without much else.

How Legacy Publications Are Targeting Latino Audiences

Print media is expanding with Spanish-language articles and podcasts.

Nike’s Air Force 1 Low Puerto Rico Shoes Illustrated a Lack of Cultural Competency

It could’ve been avoided had a more diverse team been employed.