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
On the penultimate day of 2017, No Fly on the WALL team member Tenelle Matthew reflects on some of the highs and lows for Black women in Britain in the past 12 months. With the sobering events of 2016 and 2017 still fresh in our minds, where are we as Black women going and what … More Where are we as black women in 2017?
It was only recently that Labour MP Diane Abbott became a vindicated woman after decades of relentless vitriol being swung her way from all, in every direction. However the dregs of humankind in the Right-wing press are at it again, stirring up the anti-Abbott sentiment we’re so used to in order to counter our recently … More Dear Diane
Recently, things were looking rather uncertain for No Fly on the WALL. Our HQ, our home, and the place which has allowed us to ‘Take Up Space’ – Common House – was on the verge of closure due to gentrification and rising rent costs. However, we ran a successful crowdfund campaign and have been able … More The Transformative Power of Networking and Collaboration
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