Known also by the name Nomy Lamm, she is an experimental singer-songwriter, writer, political activist, performance artist, and poet.
She did a lot of freelance political writing starting at the age of seventeen.
She was born with a condition known as proximal femoral focal deficiency, which led to the amputation of one of her legs.
She was born to Jewish parents who she describes as hippies.
She and Kathleen Hanna were both involved with punk movements in Washington state.