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