Brandy Black is Editor-in-Chief of The Next Family founded in 2009.”TNF” is an online magazine for the modern parent. With a growing community of diverse families, it is important to acknowledge who is already out there in larger numbers than ever. The site has a collection of articles and blogs that address stories of all types of families, two moms, two dads, a single mom, multi-racial families and the like. The Next Family recently launched a “Kids of LGBT Parents” section for parents who seek advice. The Next Family has created a children’s CD for gay parents called “Warm Sun”.
Brandy Black has been published on several web sites including Huffington Post. She was the Founder of Chi Chi’s Word Parlor in 2007. Chi Chi’s is a local literary evening for writers, musicians and improvisational artists to express themselves in salon type setting. This quaterly event ends with wine and cheese on the courtyard. Chi Chi’s has been compared to a live “This American Life”. With celebrity guests and local musicians this will always prove to be a fabulous evening of fun. Chi Chi’s was part of the 2009 Los Angeles book fair.
Brandy Black is also currently working on her memoirs as a mom raising three children with her wife.