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Josephine Baker and her pet cheetah

This week the gal-pals talk about the mythic creature Josephine Baker. Josephine was a burlesque performer, a French spy, and a civil rights advocate who stood up to the KKK. She also walked her pet cheetah down the streets of Paris, had a goat in her dressing room and a pig living in her night […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Willis Richardson

This week Edan keeps her 1 Cool Black History Thing all in the family. Edan shares the amazing life and legacy of her Great-Grandfather Willis Richardson, a playwright who was the first African-American to have a non-musical production on Broadway. His plays live on today in museums and on stage. Learn all about this amazing […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Nina Simone

This week Rebecca’s 1 Cool Black History Thing is about the singer and activist Nina Simone. From “Mississippi God Damn” to her cover of “Here Comes the Sun” Nina has a voice that draws you in, tells you a story and can make you cry. Learn more about this amazing gal this week on the […]

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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 Show […]

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Josephine Baker

BURLESQUE PERFORMER AND FRENCH SPY Josephine Baker was born in 1906 in Missouri, she had a terrible childhood, I mean terrible. Little formal education, no indoor plumbing, poor, always hungry, abused, and homeless for a time. She made some money dancing on street corners at the age of 13. Her dancing led her to New […]

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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, […]