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
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
The No Fly on the WALL Academy opened its doors yet again this month and kicked off February by centring black women’s pain and vulnerability. One attendee, long-term supporter of No Fly on the WALL and founder or TRibe, Seyi Newell, shares her thoughts post event. There’s something special that happens when black women … More Fly Girlz Brunch: ‘Black Women and Vulnerability’ – Martyrdom in the name of strength is suicide
Congratulations. You’ve survived January – the longest and most awful month of the year. You are now knee deep in February. It’s been a while since we’ve spoken (online) and you might be wondering where we have been. Well, since October 2015 team No Fly on the WALL have been beavering away in the background … More A Year Of Making Words Count By Turning Them Into Action
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
Following Chinny’s post on black female bodies, Naivasha Mwanji reflects on what it means to love yourself as a black woman and how your foundations can make a huge difference. Looking back at her relationship with her father, a man who identified as Feminist, and experiences at work, Naivasha explores her black womanhood and her growth. … More ‘They Don’t Like You When You Love Yourself’: Reclaiming Self-Esteem