Woods was also an early resident of C.A.M.P., a south city anarchist collective still in existence today. Even then she was already seriously pursuing writing, choosing to work part-time whenever it was feasible in order to dedicate time and energy to her craft.
“That means I have made less money than I could have, and of course, it’s a gamble, but so far, it’s been worth it for me,” Woods says. “I placed my art and the ability to create it at the forefront of my life. It was a dangerous choice, and I have sacrificed some security for it, but it’s the only choice I could make in good conscience, and I’m glad I did.”