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Surya Bonaly

Edan shares what Olympic greatness is all about with a French figure skater who didn’t win Gold but should have. Learn all about the amazing Surya Bonaly! Show Notes & Extras Gal Pals this month are – Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris, Leah Leach and Edan. Bonnie has already talked about Gertrude Ederle Get to know […]

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Maya Angelou

Katie finished up our research and tribute to authors by talking about a nomadic and creative gal who was like a phoenix from the ashes. From Still I Rise and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Katie tells us the life of Maya Angelou. We also talk about Tupac, life-changing books, Bonnie’s hatred of […]

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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 […]

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Miriam Makeba

Turn up the music! To wrap up our African gals research Leah talks about Miriam Makeba, the singer known as “Mama Africa.” Banned from her home of South Africa for over 30 years she brought African music all over the world. We also learn that cueing drunk people is hard, we’ve kept things from Bonnie, […]

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Katie talks about the author of We Should All Be Feminists Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and the dangers of only knowing a culture’s singular story. Wonderful conversation on feminism, equality and being inspired by fellow women. YouTube Version Show Notes & Extras This month’s gal pals are Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris and Edan. […]

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Queen Nzinga

Learn about the African Queen who fought off the slave trade for 30 years! Edan shares the exciting story Queen Nzinga, a bad-ass ruler brought her own chair to a conference. Don’t worry it will all make sense. The gal-pals also have fun with languages, escape rooms, and getting their brain around which way the […]

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Wangari Maathai

The first episode in our new research theme of African gals! Bonnie starts us off with a nice little tree-planting gal who wanted to create jobs and plant trees but she was cursed by her government and was hit list! Learn about this amazing gal who not only survived her government but was the first […]