Deborah Coughlin


How a Single Mom Became the Most Powerful Woman in the Festival Scene

Fiona Stewart was a single mom at 18. Now she manages million pound budgets and runs one of the last independent music festivals in the UK. How did she get here?
Deborah Coughlin

The Women Fighting Fracking in Their Own Backyard

Rebecca Roter suffered from nosebleeds and mouth ulcers after a drilling company moved into her county. She's a part of a group of "citizen scientists" in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, who are trying to stop the controversial practice of fracking.
Deborah Coughlin

The Woman Behind Marlon Brando’s 1973 Oscars Protest Says Hollywood Still Sucks

In the 70s, Sacheen Littlefeather refused to accept the Academy Award for Best Actor on behalf of Marlon Brando. Forty-three years on, the Native American activist reflects on #OscarsSoWhite and her unlikely rapport with Jada Pinkett Smith.
Deborah Coughlin

Celebrating Life at a Forgotten Cemetery for Sex Workers

At the Crossbones Graveyard, well-wishers light candles and pour out gin for the medieval prostitutes of south London.
Deborah Coughlin

How Sweden Conquered Film Industry Sexism

Female directors in Hollywood continue to get a bad deal, but one country has done the impossible when it comes to gender equality in film.
Deborah Coughlin

Is This Weird, Controversial 'Sex Positivity for Kids' Video Really That Bad?

French artists Fannie Sosa and Poussy Draama want to break down sexual repression early, believing that that will combat rape culture and promote consent.
Deborah Coughlin