Can we still say Happy New Year? Probably not, but I will anyway. I hope you had a really festive winter break. December is the only time of the year I get to really wind down and have a rest. And I did – sort of. You might have taken part in our year of … More Farewell… but first, let’s re-imagine
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?
‘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
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
The next No Fly on the WALL event is a zine making workshop with radical non-binary independent artist Rudy Loewe. In the lead up to this, we had a quick chat with them to find out what made them start zine making and how they use it, and encourage others, to reclaim their narratives. And … More In Conversation with Rudy Loewe
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
In her last column entry for No Fly on the WALL, the wonderful Ruth pays homage to that most unique and magical of beings: the carefree black girl. An uplifiting one for you – let all the black girls rise and let all the black girls soar. This one’s for you. Carefree black girl /ˈkɛːfriː/blak/ɡəːl/ … More Column #3: ‘Let Black Girls Rise and Let Black Girls Soar’: Ode to the woke and carefree
The No Fly on the WALL Academy site is now live! This is the specially dedicated website for all things NFotW Academy. There, you will find details of our workshops and how to book, information about our events, as well as information about our workshop facilitators and a selection of testimonials. The No Fly on … More BREAKING NEWS: The No Fly on the WALL Academy site is now LIVE!
We are just THREE days away from our first Black Women’s Summer Mingle, in partnership with our friends at TRiBE. Now with the countdown fully underway, we thought you might want to find out a bit more about our special guest for the night, Jo-Ann Hamilton. Jo-Ann A. Hamilton is the Founder of SecretBirds, an enterprise … More Flying With Both Wings: An Interview With Jo-Ann Hamilton