Origin of blaq noyz llc
"Black noise is an informal term used to describe lack of noise. It refers to complete silence or mostly silence with bits of random noise." ~ healthline, 2019
blaq noyz llc was founded by mothasistah - mother, mind-shaper, masterful writer and children's books author - to honor the voices that rise from that silence in the way of varied experiences, truths and unique human frequencies we so often fail to hear or acknowledge. mothasistah first recognized this welcomed "noise" in her own children and decided to change "black noise" to represent her children personally: "blaq" with a "q" illustrates the hardened exterior her 4 boys needed to harness for survival; and "noyz" is actually an acronym, representing the first names of each of her beloved sons.
Products and Services
Life...According to Z
The first installment of a children's book series (of the same name) written from the perspective of a prepubescent, Black, transgender male who introduces himself to his mother for the first time at the age of 7. This book series chronicles real family triumph over daily life-challenges to include family disharmony, school harassment and societal rejection.
Facilitator (minimum of 75 minutes)
Contact mothasistah to schedule a thirty-minute exploration of consultation possibilities. mothasistah is a passionate, goal-orientated, and driven educator with leadership in curriculum development and teacher support in k-12 public, charter and private schools and teaching, advising, and mentoring. mothasistah contributes strategic consultation to diversify the intellectual rigor, ethical integrity and independence of thought with students, colleagues, families, and communities.
Child/Family Advocacy (non-licensed)
mothasistah offers support in the following ways -
joining families on visits w/school personnel
joining families on visits w/medical personnel
To promote queer transgender people of color (qtpoc/ bipoc) - centered conversations leading to the interruption of the intersections of transphobia, homophobia, racism, lookism and classism.
Though mothasistah (she/her) recognized writing as her first love when she was in middle school, she instead decided to make a career in education for the past 25 years. Her committed service to K-12 education includes leadership, teaching, curriculum-building, advising, student/teacher support and professional development in public, private, parochial and charter schools.
mothasistah has also taught on a college level and led in administrative roles for over 6 years.
The emotional, psychological and physical effects of simultaneous pandemics forced mothasistah's passion and experience to finally create a way to not only answer her calling to write, but to continue to "teach and reach" - in her way - with the help of her first students: her children.