Meet

Ray

Unaware of the longest feminist protest in British history, a new generation of young activists are standing up to fight for the issues of their time: climate, race and inequality of all kinds.

 

In September 2021, three young female activists will join their predecessors on a commemorative march, documenting their thoughts, feelings and experiences, as well as those of the activism veterans they are marching with.

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Ray spent most of her time at Greenham living at Blue Gate.

 

Originally at the meeting when it was decided to make the camp women only, her drive to reclaim the Common land and involvement in feminist campaigns has been central to her life to this day. Ray brings to the fore the symbolism and strength of web weaving as a form of creative resistance.

 

Sue

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Sue was at Yellow Gate during her time at Greenham.

 

Like many women who went to Greenham the experience transformed her life. It wasn't just about protesting against nuclear missiles but also about exploring the many different ways to be a woman.

 

Sue went to prison many times, took the government to court for illegal strip-searches and won, changing the law in the process. 

 

Maggie

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Maggie (OBE) was at Green Gate.

 

Maggie describes herself as a 'feminist activist'. She has been involved with women’s issues for most of her adult life thanks to the deeply personal story of her experience at Greenham which shaped her future.

 

From the mid 80s Maggie was a co-founder of Worcester Rape Crisis Centre  and then a co-founder of the Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre in Cornwall during the mid nineties. 

"It was that moment of that energy circling 30,000 women at Embrace the Base that was so life changing for many of us, even though we had no sort of conscious knowledge of it. I think something extremely amazing and magical, and for me spiritual, I think, happened."