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Henrietta Lacks

Last episode of the season!! Leah talks about the life and immortality of Henrietta Lacks. Even though Henrietta wasn’t a doctor or nurse because of her there have been over 74,000 studies that have lead to treatments and vaccines for polio, HPV, cancers and more. The gals also talk about the best things they have […]

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We Need Medical Books

Gal’s Guide is building the first independent women’s history library. Each month we push to expand our collection to include a diverse look at women from different backgrounds, occupations, and regions.  This month we want to expand our coverage of women in medicine. Here are the top 20 books we would love to add to the library! Women […]

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Mae Jemison

Lisa gets us to look up to the stars and get our imaginations ready to boldly go! Lisa’s 1 Cool STEM Thing is about the first African-American woman in space, Mae Jemison. We also talk about what sci-fi book or movie we would want the future to be like. YouTube Version Show Notes & Extras […]

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Uhura Training Academy – Full Course Schedule

What if Uhura had an academy? What would she teach? Gal’s Guide has partnered with Starbase Indy to host the Uhura Training Academy. During Thanksgiving weekend (Nov 29- Dec 1) learn about the skills and talents of our favorite Star Trek Communications Officer all while earning your Certificate of Completion (it’s totally framable and personalized). […]

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Female Film & TV Directors Book List

September is #DirectedByWomen awareness month where the world celebrates with viewing parties of films old and new. But what if books are more your thing? Well, we have you covered. We’ve been collecting women’s history books (our Executive Director used to be a film director so she’s always picking up great titles for the collection). […]

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Moms Mabley – First Female Standup Comedian

To start off LGBT Pride month, Leah’s 1 Cool LGBT Thing is about the first ever female standup comedian, Jackie “Moms” Mabley. An extremely successful originator, Moms was a black, gay, woman who created an old lady character that wooed young men, made censors nervous, and told some of the best dirty jokes. YouTube Version […]

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Maya Angelou – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal who was a poet, an activist, a dancer, an actress, a director, a writer, and an educator. A gal who used her many gifts to teach us empathy, compassion, and inner strength. Today we’re talking about the amazing life and legacy of your gal, Maya Angelou. Full Episode […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Indiana Women’s History Trails

This week we are bringing out the maps and pins to learning about the Indiana Women’s History Trail thanks to Katie’s 1 cool women’s history thing. Gal pals, Leah, Bonnie, Josh, and Katie also talk about radium, and other things we took a while to learn were toxic, while we sip Diet Coke – it […]

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Ella Baker – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal who is the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement, whose behind-the-scenes work inspired students and adults to be activists and cause political and social change. Today we’re talking about the amazing life and legacy of your gal, Ella Baker Full Episode YouTube Version Show Notes & Extras: Where […]

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Ida B. Wells – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal who born as a slave, refused to give up her seat, found her voice as a journalist, led anti-lynching campaigns and fought for justice for African-Americans. Today we’re talking about the amazing life and legacy of your gal, Ida B. Wells. Full Episode YouTube Version Show Notes & […]