Gal’s Guide Recommended Reads (and Views) About LGBTQ Pride

  While there are several exceptional options for books, movies, and comedy specials that showcase LGBTQ pride we have narrowed it down to a mix of our top recommendations for June. OUR RECOMMENDED READS: Nazimova: A Biography by Gavin Lambert The Color Purple by Alice Walker Hiding My Candy: The Autobiography of the Grand Empress … Continue reading Gal’s Guide Recommended Reads (and Views) About LGBTQ Pride

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 … Continue reading Moms Mabley – First Female Standup Comedian

Gal’s Guide Podcast – Frida Kahlo

In our third 1 cool painting thing, Bonnie Fillenwarth talks about the tragic but brave life of Frida Kahlo. Joined by Kim Thatcher, Rebecca Berfanger and Dr. Leah Leach, the gals also talk about paintings they saw as kids that scared them and gave them a happy place to visit. FULL EPISODE YouTube Version https://youtu.be/00HE23GBrN0Continue reading Gal’s Guide Podcast – Frida Kahlo

Saucy Gals of History

For our March meeting, our speaker was Leah Leach, co-host of our podcast Your Gal Friday. She presented 13 gals that are more risqué or controversial than you’d hear about on our family-friendly podcast. Leah told the tales of pirates, erotic poets, spies, burlesque performers, and revenge-fueled painters. These gals stories are incredible, inspiring, and oh yeah, … Continue reading Saucy Gals of History

Gal’s Guide Podcast – Movie Month Part 1

Starting a new drinking game, inventing movie genres, shining a spotlight on female film pioneers who did way more innovations than even film students know, and throwing shade on New Jersey...that's what was in the budget for part 1 of Episode #4 of the Gal's Guide to the Podcast. Join the discussion using #MovieGals Your … Continue reading Gal’s Guide Podcast – Movie Month Part 1

Babe Didrikson Zaharias – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal who had amazing success in golf, basketball, and track and field. But it doesn’t stop there. She also played baseball, billiards, and bowling. All these events at a time when women were discouraged to compete. ESPN ranked her in the top 10 of most important athletes of the … Continue reading Babe Didrikson Zaharias – Your Gal Friday

Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal who inspired Elvis, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bob Dylan. We’re talking about Gospel’s first superstar who shocked audiences with her electric guitar. Today we’re going to dig into the start of Rock and Roll and talk about the life and legacy of your gal, … Continue reading Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Your Gal Friday