An abridged version of this article was originally published in the Spring Edition of STRIKE! magazine – a radical, quarterly newspaper dealing with politics, philosophy, art, subversion and sedition – in their celebratory Feminist Issue. This extended article is republished with permission. An ongoing struggle and point of tension within the Feminist movement is the … More ‘The Colour of My Struggle’: Black Feminism and Double Jeopardy in a World of Whiteness
This weekend sees the UK’s first podcast festival exclusively celebrating the power of diversity and how new media has allowed people of colour in the UK to reclaim their voices. Shout Out Live! The Festival is a celebration of how far the podcast industry in the UK has come, as well as being a showcase of … More Podcasting While Black
‘Black women are often painted as difficult, scary and quick to abuse. In disagreements they can never be sure that black men or other women of colour will support them’, journalist and activist Wail Qasim wrote in their recent critique of John Ridley’s ‘Guerilla’, a new series on Sky Atlantic supposedly about the history of the … More ‘The Perils of Visibility’: Black Female Activism in the Public Sphere
No Fly on the WALL in Conversation with Kelechi Okafor … More ‘A Carefree Black Girl’s Gospel’: No Fly on the WALL in Conversation with Kelechi Okafor
It’s a bright new year and our editor, Siana Bangura, has a few words of encouragement for you… Hello and happy new year (if it’s not too much of a reach to still say that a week a week into January!). I hope you had a restful festive season and a great winter break (if … More The power of reimagining and forging new beginnings: A message from the editor
Tobi Oredein, the editor and co-founder of Black Ballad, has been described as nothing short of a pioneer. Intelligent, astute, outspoken and genuinely dedicated to championing the voices of Black British women, over the last two years she has become a force to reckon with. Recognising the need to fill the chasm in mainstream media … More ‘Black British Women (Still) Matter’: No Fly on the WALL in Conversation with Black Ballad
Milestones come in all shapes and sizes. On the eve of her thirtieth birthday, Yvonne Maxwell shares her thoughts on her journey to self-acceptance, discovering her sense of self, and defining what that all means on her terms. In a matter of hours I turn thirty. In the months and weeks leading up to … More ‘Defining Myself for Myself’: On Turning Thirty
It’s that time of the year again… your favourite hub for (un)learning turns THREE next Friday and in true No Fly fashion, we’re celebrating by getting some of our friends and allies together to have important and thought provoking discussions. Join us at Common House on Friday 8th July as we celebrate another milestone. Book … More No Fly on the WALL Turns THREE on Friday 8th July 2016!