Award winning filmmaker and No Fly on the WALL team member Troy James Aidoo has whipped us up a wonderful short film to mark our second birthday. Our founder, Siana Bangura, tells you our story from inception to the present day. Two years of flyness so far, and many more to come. Don’t forget to … More Never Be Just A Fly On The WALL: The story of No Fly on the WALL
Today, No Fly on the WALL turns two. On July 8th 2013, we were founded, and on this special occasion, we would like to thank you, our readers, and all our supporters for sticking with us. Never ever be just a fly on the WALL. “If one thing stands out from my involvement in Black British feminism … More Never Be Just A Fly On The WALL: Two years of flyness
How would you describe your identity? How has your understanding of your identity affected and/ or influenced your work? I would describe myself as a African Woman, I am race first, although I get the concept of race has been scientifically deconstructed, found to be fraudulent and a way to promote racial hierarchy. … More An Interview with Sara Myers on International Women’s Day
TW: detailed descriptions of childhood abuse (physical, sexual, emotional), death, self-injury, silencing, ageism, domestic violence, trauma. In our latest post, an anonymous writer opens the door for much needed conversation about the domestic violence and sexual abuse that happens in some African and Caribbean communities. It is a taboo topic – difficult, uncomfortable, and toxic … More “We Need To Talk About Our Elders”: On Abuse In Black Communities
Join us for our first Fly Girlz Brunch of the year! We will be discussing black women, women of colour, and the vote. Why should we vote in the General Election on Thursday May 7th? Who has our backs? Which parties, if any, have our interests at heart? Sign up now for FREE … More Register for our first ‘Fly Girlz Brunch’ of 2015 NOW!
No Fly on the WALL recently sat down with the wonderful actor, writer, and poet, Yrsa Daley-Ward to discuss Feminism, women of colour in literature, ‘coming out’ poems, and her latest offering, Bone. No Fly on the WALL: What role do you feel art plays in social commentary, particularly poetry and spoken word, which have … More An Interview With Yrsa Daley-Ward
A debate that seems to not be had enough is the debate surrounding the politics of black hair, particularly black women’s hair. For many who possess tight afro-curls, hair is not simply ‘just hair’. Naomi Campbell once proclaimed in Vogue, ‘I Am NOT My Hair’, recalling an encounter with a friend of hers who claimed … More “Can I Touch Your Hair?”