Nicola Field is a writer, artist and activist. Her book Over the Rainbow is published by Pluto Press and her poetry and fiction have appeared in Ambit,&n bsp;Mechanics’ Institute Review, Up The Staircase and&n bsp;Heavy Bear. For arts project Steam Control, she devised CastWords – a collaborative multisensory/multimedia form combining powerful new writing, soundscape and video art, screened at the BFI, V&A and Picturehouse. With HOW TO BE STRONG she has linked ceramic sculpture with creative life-writing. Nicola is also working on a novel about domestic hysteria and the arms industry – and helps organise resistance to austerity cuts.