Author photo: Tom Oxley

Author photo: Tom Oxley

DEBORAH COUGHLIN

Agent: Juliet Pickering

Biography: Straight out of radical art college Deborah was included in NewWork Network's list of the UKs Top New Emerging Artists, gaining her an Arts Council commission to take her feminist, satirical denim brand "I Am Not A Monkey" on tour - these were jeans you could wear all the time, even when giving birth or going to the toilet. 

Back in London she did work experience at NME, interviewed bands for Tokyo's Exposure Magazine, Deputy Edited culture e-zine kultureflash.net, and became a guest writer for Rekyavik's Grapevine Magazine.

She got NME single of the week with her first band 586, their video Pick of the Week on MTV2. She then founded award winning, all female, boundary breaking choir Gaggle which were immediately included in NME's Top 50 innovators and went on to get critical acclaim across the board from **** in Guardian Classical to **** in Q Magazine to bizarrely **** in Nuts, beating international hip hop misogynist Chris Brown. 

Deborah was founding Deputy Editor of Feminist Times, taking on the role of Editor after three months until July 2014. She is currently a reporter and contributor to BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, feature writer for Guardian Weekend Magazine as well as writing comment pieces for Guardian and Independent. She is currently writing her debut book as well as a comedy for radio. 

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