“Hey, you ready?” Our 16-year-old-gal-pal takes our hand and guides us into the world of Nike’s Women’s World Cup Soccer ads where we learn, “Don’t change your dream. Change the World.” However, we can’t be serious for too long so we also talk about doggie dentures, Geico ads, free Doritos, and how to choose poorly. … Continue reading Women’s World Cup Nike Ads
Mad Women: The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the '60s and Beyond by Jane Maas. Women of Design: Influence And Inspiration from the Original Trailblazer to the new Groundbreakers by Armin Vit Deadly Persuasion: Why Women and Girls Must Fight the Addictive Power of Advertising by Jean Kilbourne Am I Thin Enough … Continue reading Gal’s Guide Recommended Reads and Views for Women in Advertising
What do Old Spice, Apple, Geico have in common? There are all ways that Leah found to introduce our gal-pals Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris and 16-year-old new-comer Kami Leach. After paying tribute to the amazing ladies of advertising, Bonnie starts off Advertising Month by talking about the eye-opening documentary Miss Representation and what it says … Continue reading Miss Representation
Continuing LGBT Pride Month, Katie takes a moment to think about what it would be like to be raised by two moms. She brings to the table research on happiness, child development, and marriage equity. The gal pals also talk about their favorite books and movies that feature LGBT characters. YouTube Version https://youtu.be/1sTOnqW9EyI Show Notes … Continue reading The Idea of Two Moms
Step aside Al Gore, because Bonnie read a book with a pun in the title all about how so many women made the internet! Learn about the women who invented computer programming and hyperlinks. Learn who decided early computers would be oatmeal color and why we use the term "computer bug" Spoilers! It's all women!!! … Continue reading Gal’s Guide Podcast – Women Who Made the Internet
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 … Continue reading Maya Angelou – 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 https://youtu.be/qOMsYc_iSZk Show Notes … Continue reading Ida B. Wells – Your Gal Friday
Our 10 recommended reads that include fiction and non-fiction, science and sci-fi, poetry and a play, plus a few documentary films.
We are seeking Black History books for our new library!
AUTHOR AND THE FLAPPER GIRL Born in 1900 in Alabama, she was born into a life of privilege, her father was a Supreme Court Judge of Alabama. As a teenager, Zelda was a dancer and socialite. She was the flapper girl you think of the 1920’s. She drank, she smoked, she pushed gender norms, and was risqué. She met … Continue reading Zelda Fitzgerald