‘Defining Myself for Myself’: On Turning Thirty

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

No Fly on the WALL Turns THREE on Friday 8th July 2016!

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!

**Event** SHEroes of No Fly on the WALL: Celebrating Black British Female Performers

We are proud to announce that the next SHEroes of No Fly on the WALL event is next week! Once again we’re celebrating Black British female talent. Join us on Thursday 24th March at The Star of King’s. Taking to the stage will be Siana Bangura, Dylema, and Antonia Jade King, who will be sharing … More **Event** SHEroes of No Fly on the WALL: Celebrating Black British Female Performers

Workshop: ‘Read All About It!’ – Exploring Depictions of Black Womanhood in Women’s Magazines

The No Fly on the WALL Academy held its latest workshop – this time it was led by journalist and editor of Black Ballad, Tobi Oredein. This workshop, the first of an on going series of workshops by guest facilitators, explored the visibility of Black women in British and International magazines as well as the … More Workshop: ‘Read All About It!’ – Exploring Depictions of Black Womanhood in Women’s Magazines

International Women’s Day Poem: ‘Alive’, by Antonia Jade King

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

‘Which Me Will Survive All These Liberations?’: On being Black, Gay, and Woman

Off the back of LGBTQ+ History Month (February) and to kick off International Women’s Month (March), Kadie Kposowa reflects on her journey to acceptance of her multiple identities. Too often as black women we are expected to ‘choose’ between race, gender, and our sexuality, despite these intersections being inextricably linked to one another.  In the … More ‘Which Me Will Survive All These Liberations?’: On being Black, Gay, and Woman