Tola Doll Fisher
Tola Doll Fisher is a writer and editor of Woman Alive. Known to her friends as 'Doll', she was previously editor for two magazines published by international development organisation Mothers' Union.
Doll is an opinion columnist for The Independent Voices and HuffPost UK and has featured in consumer titles including Metro, Company, Psychologies and Pride magazines. Doll's hot topics include faith, loss, success, relationships and sex. She interviewed controversial influencer Chidera Eggerue AKA The Slumflower on her body image campaign, #SaggyBoobsMatter and in 2019 delivered a TEDx Talk called “Debunking the Myth of Success”.
Doll's first book was released in 2020: 'Still Standing:100 Lessons From An 'Unsuccessful' Life' (SPCK) and she writes a weekly newsletter on life lessons, based on the themes in her book.
We asked our writers to talk about ‘home’ this issue and tell us what it means to them. I’d love to know what it means to you too.
Tola-Doll Fisher felt devastated when cancer resurfaced after a large tumour had been removed from her uterus. But a brave decision gave her a peace that surpassed earthly understanding
‘No Blacks, no Jews, no women above the fourth floor’: Why, despite its shocking characters I’m still watching this hit US TV show
Succession has just been renewed for a fourth season and everyone is talking about it. Our editor Tola-Doll Fisher unpicks why she finds it so compelling
This is my first editorial in a while as I received an aggressive cancer diagnosis back in March. Having always identified as a strong, independent woman, this year has been hugely challenging but I am so grateful for the absolute onslaught of prayers from the Woman Alive community while I ...
Editorial from August 2021
A traumatic baby loss meant Woman Alive editor Tola-Doll Fisher avoided Mother’s Day for years. Here’s why she wants this year to be different
Woman Alive editor Tola-Doll Fisher shares her personal experience of abuse in the Church and says we need to ask some hard questions about our culture
Lauren Windle, a 30-something Londoner, has spent the last year interviewing people on their dating experiences in Church and has written Notes on Love based on her findings. It is a much-needed upgrade from a long line of handbooks telling people “How to wait patiently for your Boaz” or “You’re single because you’re not ready”. Lauren tells Tola-Doll Fisher she wrote it not as a guide, but as an invitation to explore a relationship status that she says has been sorely blown out of proportion
Tola-Doll Fisher talks to Alena Kate Pettitt about why she has chosen to be a stay-at-home housewife and the negativity that sometimes surrounds this choice in modern society