MARY DICKSON is an award-winning Salt Lake City writer who has written about nuclear testing-related topics and worked on issues of peace and justice for three decades. A former newspaper reporter who now works in public broadcasting, she has written newspaper and magazine articles, essays, and opinion pieces on a broad range of subjects. She wrote and coproduced the PBS documentary No Safe Place: Violence Against Women. Her monologue, Eager, was performed and published by the Salt Lake Acting Company and is used in several college English courses. This essay includes some excerpts from her "Downwinders All," in Learning to Glow: A Nuclear Reader, edited by hhn Bradley (Phoenix: University of Arizona, 2002), 127-31. ©2000 The Arizona Board of Regents. Reprinted by permission of the University of Arizona.