A stranger raised his voice and threw a middle finger her way. Patience Zalanga froze.
This was not the first time someone had reacted violently to her presence. And it likely wouldn't be the last.
Zalanga is a badass photographer.
A black woman and long-term resident of St. Paul, Minnesota, Zalanga recently moved to the St. Louis metro area. But when she heard about the shooting of Philando Castile, she hopped in a car and went back home.