About Voix Noire
Voix Noire began as a reactionary response to the many non-inclusive spaces that intentionally and narrowly define womanhood and femmehood to exclude many of us.
Voix Noire is made for and by Black Women and Femme identified people of ALL genders. We uplift ALL Black Women and Femme identified people through activism, storytelling and images.
Our goal is to build a platform which elevates conversations around Black liberation by centering the voices, stories and bodies of those of us who are underrepresented in the media.
To read testimonials from people we have helped, click here.
Amy Jones lives and breathes activism in all its forms. Serving as Community Organizer she coordinates advocacy efforts around state legislation through a social justice lens.
Amy heads multiple committee efforts: Women of Color, criminal justice reform, and reentry to action. Amy led the organizing efforts for Albany’s first-ever BlackOut Festival, commemorating the significance of Black August.
She coordinates direct-giving for black and brown women in need, was instrumental in organizing the Albany Women of Color March in January 2019, and has moderated and sat on multiple equity and justice-focused panels locally and beyond.
As a woman who was formerly incarcerated and has herself battled addiction, Amy is unwavering in her fight for freedom, equity, and treating all people with dignity and the utmost sense of humanity. You can donate to Amy's bail pool.
During her attempt to gain funds to relocate outside the range of her abuser, Racquel became a recipient of Voix Noire's services. Now she's a co-organizer.
Racquel is committed to community and improving the quality of life for Black MaGes and children.
On the surface, Clyanna appears to be an awkward social justice warrior. Her achievements and community impact, however, are anything but inept.
Clyanna is a Statewide Civil Rights Organizer, coordinating efforts towards decarceration and ending mass criminalization of Black, Brown, and poor, disenfranchised communities often ravaged by unjust and racist laws.
Clyanna has led numerous workshops around the school-to-prison pipeline, the use of human-first language, and the ways in which companies profit from mass incarceration.
Clyanna is determined in her fight for freedom, equity, and replacement of mass incarceration with restorative justice practices and a chance for redemption, transformative healing, and strengthening communities.
Jessmynda began her work as an activist in Troy, New York in the early 2000s. Her first project was a school based program aimed at educating educators on the unique and complex needs of high school students in foster care.
Using a multi system, trauma informed approach, Jess engages community stakeholders, educators, mental health providers, community banks banks and state and local governments across the country to build and scale programs that focus on providing direct cash assistance and mentorship to first generation college students.
Jess has been nationally recognized for her work with foster youth and first generation college students and participated in legislative foster care reform efforts in New York, Florida, Texas, Colorado and California. She continues to advocate for the civic engagement of foster youth as a life skill in an effort to promote reform that is INFORMED by the young people and families most affected by the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.