When I was approached with the opportunity to interview Rachel Jeantel back in October, my mind stopped for a second. It's one thing to write about someone you admire, but it's another thing to be in their presence. Unassuming, confident and outspoken, Jeantel was everything I could have hoped for and more and our time together is something I will never, ever forget.
She is the epitome of "Beautifully Brown."
–Melanie Yvette Martin