I became a feminist activist in the 1970s while studying physics, philosophy and politics in Alaska and Bristol. After living for a while in Japan I spent five years at Greenham (1982-87) and then worked for Greenpeace to ban nuclear testing. As a lesbian feminist peace campaigner I acquired an annoying criminal record from nonviolent activism, so job applications were problematic. In 1996 I set up the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy, to provide feminist analysis and resources to promote humanitarian policies, disarmament and international agreements. I was one of the founders of Women in Black London and a co-founding strategist and organiser of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) which was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for our work on the UN's Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.