mem-noir: [mem-nwär] NOUN, A memoir, written in short paragraphs or verse, concerned with being a person of the Black race within the context of a specified subject, time period, or circumstance. Visual art or photographs, especially biographical in nature, are often incorporated. 
Disrupt/ed (a mem-noir) is an upcoming illustrated memoir-in-verse in which Pamela Woolford explores her early childhood in a planned integrated American town, amidst this nation's legacy of enslavement of Black people, like her, and is a child's eyes view of Black pride and liberal racism in 1970s suburban America. For book launch, early reviews, and more, click the button below.
​​​​​​​Disrupt/ed (a mem-noir) is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. (Thank you to the Maryland State Arts Council's Creativity Grant program! To discover more about MSAC and how they impact Maryland, visit

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