Happy International Women’s Day! To celebrate, we’re sharing this beautiful poem about Black women’s hair, by writer and poet, Antonia Jade King. You call it unprofessional because of course professionalism is straight and white I am too much for you and I accept that I’ve never followed patterns or rules And my hair hasn’t either … More International Women’s Day Poem: ‘Alive’, by Antonia Jade King
As well as our 100 SHEroes series, we at No Fly on the WALL will be celebrating Black History Month by holding our next Black History Month Brunch at Common House, Bethnal Green with Tony Warner of Black History Walks and Charmaine Simpson of Black History Studies. We will be discussing the importance of celebrating … More Latest No Fly on the WALL Academy event – RSVP TODAY!
Happy Black History Month! Throughout October we will be celebratig the achievements of black women past and present through our SHEroes series. To kick things off, here is a ‘Poessay’ (Poetic essay) by our newest writer, Jasmine Jones. “dark phrases of womanhood of never havin been a girl” 13 – You are walking down … More Dark Phrases: My Journey To Poetry Onstage And Off
No Fly on the WALL recently sat down with the wonderful actor, writer, and poet, Yrsa Daley-Ward to discuss Feminism, women of colour in literature, ‘coming out’ poems, and her latest offering, Bone. No Fly on the WALL: What role do you feel art plays in social commentary, particularly poetry and spoken word, which have … More An Interview With Yrsa Daley-Ward
‘Woman power is/ Black power/ is/ Human power/ is/ alwasy feeling/ my heart beats/ as my eyes open/ as my hands move/ as my mouth speaks/ I am/ are you/ Ready.’ ‘Now’ by Audre Lorde (1934 – 1992). On Monday 21st of October from 7.00pm to 9.00pm, the doors of the Cambridge University Graduate Union will open for one night only to celebrate the life and … More EVENT: A Poetry Night in Honour of Audre Lorde