‘My Body Matters’: On Valuing Black Women’s Bodies and Humanity

It’s Friday and we’re ending the week with a double serving of No Fly on the WALL posts. The last few months have been characterised by black women intelligently and articulately expressing their feelings about the systematic racism and sexism  they endure and being repeatedly shut down and silenced by white media, white men (read: … More ‘My Body Matters’: On Valuing Black Women’s Bodies and Humanity

Column #3: ‘Let Black Girls Rise and Let Black Girls Soar’: Ode to the woke and carefree

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

BREAKING NEWS: The No Fly on the WALL Academy site is now LIVE!

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!

Flying With Both Wings: An Interview With Jo-Ann Hamilton

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

We Real Cool – Part II: Finding Salvation In Unlikely Places

This month, we invited a group of self-defining black men to join us at the No Fly on the WALL Academy and partake in our latest workshop. Following the success of We Real Cool – Part I, Jessie Bernard, one of our in-house workshop facilitators led We Real Cool – Part II. There is a … More We Real Cool – Part II: Finding Salvation In Unlikely Places

A Day Without Music Isn’t A Day Worth Living: How Mary J. Blige Became My Therapist

Mental health and wellbeing are topics close to the tips of the tongues of many right now. Last Friday night we had the privilege of attending Grey Matters‘ Perception exhibition in Poplar and our recent No Fly on the WALL Academy workshop paid special attention to the mental health of black men. In this post, … More A Day Without Music Isn’t A Day Worth Living: How Mary J. Blige Became My Therapist

#NFotWat2 – An Evening of Affirmation and Celebration

On Saturday 25th July, over 50 people squeezed into the walls of Common House, Bethnal Green to join the team in celebrating two years of our work and two years of flyness. With a lively panel exploring how to ‘take up space’, a powerful keynote speech about self-care and mental health, as well as spoken … More #NFotWat2 – An Evening of Affirmation and Celebration