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

A Year Of Making Words Count By Turning Them Into Action

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

An Interview with Sara Myers on International Women’s Day

    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

“We Need To Talk About Our Elders”: On Abuse In Black Communities

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