Lizzette Martinez is the survivor and silence-breaker featured in the Emmy-nominated documentary Surviving R. Kelly, Parts 1 & 2. She was one of the first women to come out about the singer publicly to Buzzfeed in 2018. Puerto Rican and from a music family, Lizzette, an aspiring vocalist, was seventeen when she met R. Kelly at a Miami mall. She began a working association with the star that quickly turned into an abusive relationship. Her story has been featured on Good Day LA, Access Hollywood, E News, The New Yorker, The Wrap, Inside Edition, Univision, and numerous other media outlets. She lives in Miami and has started a non-profit organization, Delia’s House, which offers safe homes for victims and survivors of abuse.
Keelin MacGregor is an editor and first-time author who grew up in the publishing industry, reading manuscripts from an early age. She has spent the last several years creating proposals and reviewing manuscripts for literary agents and authors, as well as freelance editing and writing posts and content for social media. Based in Seattle, she enjoys being part of the local aerial circus community—spending an unusual amount of time upside down—and reading everything she can squeeze in throughout the day.
Lizzette’s memoir, written with Keelin MacGregor, is now available from WildBlue Press. Find out more here.