FLY (Freedom. Love. You.) is a network and forum for women of colour at Cambridge University. It is primarily a safe space, with weekly meetings open only to self-defining women of colour and a closed Facebook page, where together we discuss our experiences, ask for advice, and generally draw strength from being around women who understand and support each other.
The Fly. blog is an off-shoot from this group. The posts are the results of discussions we’ve had within FLY, among other friends, or just from our own private musings. It brings out some of the problems we encounter into a more public sphere but we also use it to celebrate the diverse range of experiences Cambridge University has to offer.
The aim, for now, is to build solidarity among WOC at Cambridge, educate (or at the very least open the eyes of) those who may not immediately empathise with us, and increase the presence of FLY at Cambridge in order to encourage other WOC to apply to the university.