About the Series
Broadly Meets is provocative interview series exclusively for Vice’s female-focused platform, Broadly that profiles world-changing women to see what inspires and motivates them to do the work they do. Through an intimate conversation with our host, each interview is a deep dive into the minds of innovative and iconic women–exploring their craft, obstacles, and lives.
The prolific British writer, TV broadcaster, and self-described “strident feminist” Caitlin Moran is one of those people who seems destined to do what she does. Growing up in government housing with seven younger siblings, Moran learned to fend for herself early on. By the time she started writing her column for the Times of London at age 18—which she still does, now, at age 40—she had written a novel, won the Observer’s Young Reporter award, started working as a journalist at a weekly music magazine, and begun hosting a music television show called Naked City, peppering it all with her signature raunchy-yet-right-on sense of humor. Since then, she has gone on to interview the likes of Lady Gaga and Courtney Love, write a New York Times best-selling essay collection (How to Be a Woman), and work as a screenwriter on Raised by Wolves, a sitcom based on her apparently riotous childhood. All this while maintaining a very active Twitter presence.
Melissa Harris-Perry has been called one of our foremost public intellectuals. Along with being an author, professor, mother, and unabashed feminist, she’s the eponymous host of a successful show on MSNBC where she brings social and political issues to the forefront each week. Though she writes and speaks honestly about being a black woman in America, her opinions aren’t always popular. When Rachel Dolezal’s “transracial” controversy fascinated the internet, she defended the former NAACP chapter president
Rally race car driving is a multi-million dollar industry and it is considered by many to be one of the most treacherous sports of its kind. Unlike Formula One racing, rallying doesn’t take place on a track, and crashing and car flipping are common occurrences. Verena Mei is one of the only female rally race car drivers in America. A trained stunt driver, with former careers in modeling and acting, she has managed to penetrate the male dominated sport, gain respect, and become a serious threat to the competition.
Ann Coulter looks like a textbook feminist. Without a husband or a staff position at a major media company, she has created an enormous national brand, writing 11 New York Times bestsellers and selling over 3 million books. And although the public views her as a bigot, she’s friends with tons of gay guys and black standup comedians. Is she for real or a performance artist who poses as a conservative to make big bucks?