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Marjory Stoneman Douglas

The Gal-Pals have settled into the new library space and are ready to get their hands dirty learning about environmental gals. Leah is up first with the “Grande Dame of the Everglades” Marjory Stoneman Douglas. She talks about how she yelled a man for dropping his pen and how she made us want to save […]

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Leah’s Five Recommends

The Memoirs of Alice Guy Blaché by Alice Guy, Roberta and Simone Blaché Shout, Sister Shout! The Untold Story of Rock-an-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe by Gayle Wald Beyond Uhura by Nichelle Nichols Conchita Cintrón: Memoirs of a Bullfighter by Conchita Cintrón and an introduction by Orson Welles Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher What 5 […]

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Corina Newsome

Amy tells us all about @Hood_Naturalist, Corina Newsome. Corina is not only a biologist who studies sparrows in Georgia but she is one of the founders of #BlackBirdersWeek. Amy also name drops many Black superstar scientists with socials who are making science much more inclusive and downright joyful!  Show Notes This month our Gal Pals […]

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Women’s Battalion of Death

Author of Women Warriors, Pamela Toler, tells us the fascinating tale of the Women’s Battalion of Death lead by Maria Botchkareva. The Gal Pals also ask if you can conform and rebel at the same time. Show Notes We are on Zoom ’cause COVID The Gal Pals for January are, Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, […]

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Elizabeth Báthory – The Blood Countess

Scary Gals month continues on the podcast! Katie brings us the ghoulish tale of The Blood Countess. Did this Hungarian noblewoman really hold the Guinness World Record for the number of murders or was it the patriarchy?  Also we learn about Leah’s loyalty in a murder scene. Show Notes We’re back on Zoom so that […]

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Cassandra Peterson – Elvira

It’s the start of Scary Gals Month! Each gal pal gets to pick a gal that think this represents scary. Bonnie starts us of with the Mistress of the Dark who overcame painful scars to owning show the world her “assets.” Cassandra Peterson, and her persona Elvira, brought the camp and the body positivity. Learn […]

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October First Friday

Believe it or not, this is only Gal’s Guide 2nd in-person first Friday. To celebrate we’re going to have an unveiling of Leah Leach’s massive artwork “Mother Tree – Firsts.” The mixed media artwork showcases 34 women who were the first to accomplish a historic milestone. Leah will be on hand to talk about the […]

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Anne Bonny

Meet the fierce cross-dresser of the Caribbean! Anne Bonny and her BFF Mary Reed were wanted women on the 7 seas. Granted stealing that English military ship might have been the major reason. Katie and the gal-pals try to reason why Anne Bonny is always pictured with one boob out plus they try to define […]

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Cathy Guisewite

Struggling with the “four basic guilt groups” the Cathy comic strip ran for 34 years and was a semi-autobiographical journey. Katie tells us about the amazing Cathy Guisewite from an advertising firm Vice President to award-winning cartoonist.  Show Notes BLOOPER – Katie forgets who Bonnie is. “We don’t judge, we just love” – Leah The […]

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Alison Bechdel

Leah talks about the cartoonist who took her lesbian life and turned it into a New York Times Bestseller, a Tony award-winning musical, and a famous movie test. There is much more to Alison Bechdel than the Bechdel test.  Show Notes & Extras We’re recording in the library!!!! The gal-pals this month are Dr. Leah […]