Oak Chezar arrived at Greenham from America in 1985 when she was 29 and stayed at both Blue and Yellow gates until 1988. She talks about zapping, the effects of radiation, evictions and how Greenham changed her life, leading her into a women’s performance group, teaching Women’s Studies and writing. She says that writing kept her sane. Oak also recalls doing headstands in Newbury jail and how living at Greenham stopped her being a germaphobe!

Oak Chezar is the author of Trespassing, A Memoir of Greenham Common.

Oak was interviewed by Vanessa Pini in January 2021.

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