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Hilma af Klint

Klaire talks about the Swedish artist who most likely invented abstract art and did it with use of séances. Learn about the amazing time in history and Thesophy. Plus we talk about haunted books and captured fairies.  Show Notes We’re back on Zoom so that means the YouTube has live video of our silly and […]

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Elizabeth Báthory – The Blood Countess

Scary Gals month continues on the podcast! Katie brings us the ghoulish tale of The Blood Countess. Did this Hungarian noblewoman really hold the Guinness World Record for the number of murders or was it the patriarchy?  Also we learn about Leah’s loyalty in a murder scene. Show Notes We’re back on Zoom so that […]

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Cassandra Peterson – Elvira

It’s the start of Scary Gals Month! Each gal pal gets to pick a gal that think this represents scary. Bonnie starts us of with the Mistress of the Dark who overcame painful scars to owning show the world her “assets.” Cassandra Peterson, and her persona Elvira, brought the camp and the body positivity. Learn […]

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October First Friday

Believe it or not, this is only Gal’s Guide 2nd in-person first Friday. To celebrate we’re going to have an unveiling of Leah Leach’s massive artwork “Mother Tree – Firsts.” The mixed media artwork showcases 34 women who were the first to accomplish a historic milestone. Leah will be on hand to talk about the […]

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Netflix Places Statues of ‘Overlooked Sisters’ Next to their Brother

To promote the release of Enola Homes, a film about Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister, Netflix has placed several golden statues of real-life sisters next to sculptures of their famous brothers.  In an attempt (to promote a movie) and to shine a spotlight on these lesser-known women of history, the project “Overlooked Sisters” was created Sketch Events […]

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Ching Shih

To wrap up pirate month Leah talks about the leader of Red Flag Fleet who was so powerful she got a pardon from the Chinese government and got jobs for most of her fleet before retiring into the life of a boss of a gambling den and a Madam. Ching Shih is a true bad-ass […]

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Banned Books 2020

This year Banned Books Week falls on September 27-October 3. We are shining a spotlight on books in our collection that have at one point have been banned. How many have you read? Rebel There are far more banned books we should have for the Gal’s Guide Collection. We can’t believe we don’t have; The […]

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Anne Bonny

Meet the fierce cross-dresser of the Caribbean! Anne Bonny and her BFF Mary Reed were wanted women on the 7 seas. Granted stealing that English military ship might have been the major reason. Katie and the gal-pals try to reason why Anne Bonny is always pictured with one boob out plus they try to define […]

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Gal’s Guide NaNo

November 2020 Gal’s Guide will be hosting a NaNoWriMo group online and in-person meetings. A great way to have fun, keep accountable and cheer on others. If you are new to NaNoWriMo it stands for National Novel Writing Month and the challenge is to write 50,000 words in the 30 days of November. Start prepping […]

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Sayyida al Hurra

Michelle talks about a pirate gal who ruled the Mediterranean Sea for 30 years! The gal-pals also talk about why they’d most likely be forced to walk the plank.  Show Notes We’re back on Zoom so that means the YouTube has live video of our silly and beautiful faces! The gal pals this month are […]