Born "like a chile paraded true J'ouvert"—according to their parent's sibling—Noxolo made their debut as a metamorph to a semi-nomadic magical family in Cockpit Country, Jamaica. The little shapeshifter would grow up as an avid capoeirista, ethologist, and horticulturist in an Afro-Taino culture that channeled transfiguration and mind magic through mixed martial arts, dance, music, food, and art. These practices helped their culture make mutualistic relationships with the environment by providing magical and non-magical restorative, surgical, medicinal and preventative care to local wildlife in exchange for harvesting surplus or unwanted resources. With Nox's family favoring apex predators and marine creatures, the young wix learned about them and favored them the most.
Whenever travels took Nox's family near big cities, they enjoyed finding and collecting books (textbooks, mystery novels, comics and etc) and watching movies, which was their first introduction to Western pop culture and gender norms. Despite not understanding all the cultural nuances, they developed a thirst for reading/watching stories and shapeshifting to mimic fictional characters. They eventually learned to put magical protective films on their own books so they could stuff them in magical pockets and take them to read on their family's inclement routes around the Caribbean.
In 2011, Nox was old enough to attend their family's school-of-choice: a nomadic Circum-Caribbean called Callaloo Instituto de Magia, where they would cultivate skills for potions, herbology, charmwork, dancing, music, and Capoeira as a strong foundation for furthering their adeptness with transfiguration and mind magic. Once they were mature enough, Nox would be able use their own memories/experiences and those of friendly companion animals to create dreamscapes for studying, relaxing and getting a good (literal) feel for how nonhuman body parts functioned for practical shapeshifting. That, alongside mimicking fictional characters, helped Nox became a great actor and a creative shapeshifter that easily fit in with Callaloo's infamous Fêtes & Fiends extracurriculars, which organized parties to honor the school's cultures and entertain students, and to help indigenous people scare illegal poachers, miners and loggers off their land with frightening disguises and pranks.
Wanting more academic and socioeconomic mobility and more knowledge on tropical and coastal ecosystems, Nox applied to Western Schools in Oceania. But, when many schools were too expensive, questioned the Jamaican's academic credentials, or classes weren't available, Nox decided to participate in a homestay with Australian Aboriginal people.
Fortunately, Nox was offered to live with approved muggle traditional owners, who worked for the GBRMPA (Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority), and learn Great Barrier Reef songlines and traditional tracking methods by working as a junior park ranger for North Queensland aboriginal ranger groups. In exchange, Nox put their metamorph and mind magic skills to the test by adapting to various aquatic environments to more easily work with and study the behaviours of local plants & creatures. This allowed them to operate equipment and survey ecosystem dynamics with little to no gear, upkeep or training. Consequently, ranger managers began assigning Nox to more challenging projects that forced them to build up their endurance, be more resourceful or learn how to use their magic in new ways (or barely at all when electronics weren't magic proof). So transfiguration and charmwork were used to make equipment repairs and replacements, or to makeup for something shapeshifting didn't entirely solve, while using mind magic with wildlife became a fun and relaxing challenge.
Noxolo continued their grueling and rewarding work as a junior ranger from June 2018 to the end of the year, until they finally got word of their being accepted into Tallygarunga for their final year of schooling.
Filled with excitement, confusion, and anxiety of the inevitable culture shock, Noxolo prepared for the 2019 Tallygarunga school year: they found a new homestay in Narragyambie, began working with local aboriginal rangers, and finally got a Quillbook (which they only seem interested in using like Instagram for wildlife photos).