When Wonder Woman 1984 was postponed, Gal’s Guide gave you the opportunity to strengthen your inner Wonder Woman and learn the life skills from this mythic-warrior Goddess.
We had noon on Zoom classes 3 days a week from July 1-31, 2020.
15 free warrior classes we taught by Dr. Leah Leach of Gal’s Guide as well as special speakers. Below are the edited links to the classes.
15 Free Classes. Classes are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in July. The suggested ages are 13+. All classes are at noon on Zoom.
Wonder Woman 101
Wednesday, July 1 at noon on Zoom. Learn about the inspiration and creation of Wonder Woman by Dr. William Moulton Marston, Elizabeth Marston, and Olive Byrne. Discover the evolution of the character through comics, TV shows, pop culture and eventually her own movie.
Greek Gods 101
Thursday, July 2 at noon on Zoom. Taught by Bonnie Fillenwarth.
Amazons of Greek Mythology
Friday, July 3 at noon on Zoom. Taught by Bonnie Fillenwarth.
Mythic Messages in the Wonder Woman (2017) Movie
Wednesday, July 8 at noon on Zoom. Dr. Leah Leach will break down the lessons you can take from the Gal Gadot film and incorporate into your life.
The Internal Battleground
Thursday, July 9 at noon on Zoom. Dr. Leah Leach takes the motif of No Man’s Land and creates an entire class on how powerful that metaphor can be in different aspects of your life.
What is a Strong Woman?
Friday, July 10 at noon on Zoom. We’ll explore not only how to identify strong women in our lives but also how to be one, and how to encourage more women to feel strong and confident.
The Confidence Code
Wednesday, July 15 at noon on Zoom. Based on the #1 New York Times bestselling book, we’ll practice and train how to take risks, mess up, and become your amazing imperfect totally powerful self.
Breaking the Chains
Thursday, July 16 at noon on Zoom. Dr Leah Leach talks about the symbolic imagery of breaking the chains as a metaphor for rebirth, a symbol of freedom, and breaking a cycle of abuse. She talks about toxic people and how they might react to change as well as how to process other people when they are breaking free of their own chains that bind.
A Matriarchal Society
Friday, July 17 at noon on Zoom. We take a look at fiction and real-life societies that are lead by women. Many of them still exist today. Video & slides of these amazing women-led societies.
Margaret Sanger – Wonder Woman Inspiration and History
Wednesday, July 22 at noon on Zoom. Dr Leah Leach talks about one the inspirations of Wonder Woman, Margaret Sanger. She talks about her fight for birth control, founding Planned Parenthood and the fight for female reproductive rights. She also talks about her controversies and her ties to eugenics.
Lasso of Truth – The Invention of the Lie Detector Test
Thursday, July 23 at noon on Zoom. Dr Leah Leach talks about William Marston and his invention of the lie detector and the later evolution of the test.
Art Project – Wonder Woman Cross Stitch Tutorial
Friday, July 24 at noon on Zoom. Patterns, supplies and fun with cross stitch. This isn’t your grandma’s cross stitch. We’re getting snarky.
Wonder Woman Body Language
Wednesday, July 29 – Angie Klink will talk about the Wonder Woman’s power pose, her body language and how we can empower ourselves into the superhero we are meant to be. Angie Klink is the author of The Deans’ Bible: Five Purdue Women and Their Quest for Equality, Kirby’s Way, and Divided Paths, Common Ground. Klink holds a BA from the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University. Learn more at www.angieklink.com
Be More Wonder Woman
Thursday, July 30 – Author of Be More Wonder Woman, Cheryl Rickman, will talk about positive psychology in relation to Wonder Woman’s wisdom ; from the need for compassion and mutually supportive relationships to finding purpose and having self-belief in order to achieve goals. Cheryl will also talk about the process she went through in writing the book and choosing which Wonder Woman quotes to use. Cheryl is also the author of The Happiness Bible, The Little Book of Resilience, The Flourish Handbook and The Flourish Colouring Book, among other books to help people fret less and flourish more. You can find out more about Cheryl and her work at www.CherylRickman.co.uk
Practical Protesting and Other Ways to Change the World
Friday, July 31 – Beth Ann Broadhurst will share basic do’s and don’ts when standing up for your rights in a protest as well as other ways to have your voice heard and enact change. Ways to stay safe during a protest as a woman. Who to contact and how to propose a law change. Why we have to stand up. Picking and choosing your battles.
Friday, July 31 at 1pm on Zoom.
Meet Your Instructor
Dr. Leah Leach is the Head Mistress of the Wonder Woman Academy. She is the Executive Director of Gal’s Guide to the Galaxy, the first lending library dedicated to women’s history in the United States. Nuvo named her a “Herstory Detective” for her award-winning podcast work on Your Gal Friday. Leah is a fun, engaging public speaker who tours schools and organizations sharing the wisdom of female role models throughout history in hopes of inspiring new role models. She also has a Wonder Woman tattoo.