Nicola Field is a writer, artist and activist based in Peckham, south London.
She is original member of the group Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, which featured in the hit film Pride. She was also part of the Lesbian and Gay Youth Video project which created the Grierson award-winning scratch-video documentary Framed Youth.
Her book Over the Rainbow; Money Class and Homophobia (Pluto Press 1995), which contains the earliest first-hand published account of the LGSM story, was republished by Dog Horn Publishing in 2016 in response to popular demand. PM Press will be publishing her next book Pinkwash: LGBT+ Liberation and the Politics of Class in 2018.
Her poetry, fiction and socialist writing has appeared in Diva, Socialist Review, School’s Out, Channel 4, The Independent, Tribune, Community Care, Heavy Bear, the Mechanics’ Institute Review and Ambit. She has spoken on political platforms internationally.
She has chapters published in Ecstatic Antibodies (Rivers Oram 1989), The Cutting Edge: Women and the Pit Strike (Lawrence and Wishart 1986), High Risk Lives: Lesbian and Gay Politics after Section 28 (Prism 1989) and The Material Queer (Westview 1996).
Her artwork and films have been exhibited at the V&A and British Film Institute.