People get mad about what the government is doing, and I’m like: “C’mon then, what are we doing?”
I’ve always been into organising. “Don’t get mad, get organised”, someone said. When I was 16 I organised the School Strikes for Climate.
We have an idea of what the threats are, but until a Just Stop Oil talk, I had no idea of the scale. And that was really terrifying! I was 18 by then, and I thought: Fuck it! I’ve done all the legal things, including striking and signing petitions.
I never wanted to do an action. I was really terrified up to the moment I sat on the road. And even then I couldn’t say anything. Somebody came up to me to do a testimony and I had so much adrenaline I couldn’t speak. I was holding hands with the people around me. Later I could see my reflection in the back of a police van, and I thought: “Oh my God, that’s me!”. But I knew it was the right thing to do, and that was enough to get me through it.Frances