Connie Fraser joined the Women's Action Coalition in 1972 and has been active in the women's movement ever since. She also writes poetry and has had one book, Other Ways of Looking, published.
"Feminism is not just relevant — it's basic to myself and society — it changed my whole life.
"When I started my local women's lib group, the first thing I can remember was just the sheer relief of being able to talk about things without fear of criticism and humiliation. There was real sisterhood. I felt afterwards that I had a glimpse of what it could be like without these divisions in society. I realised I was a stronger person than what I thought I could be, and could do things I never thought I could do.
"Though I'd always written poetry, it wasn't until the women's liberation movement that I started taking it seriously." Photograph by Jim Cane.