Aug 10, 2020

Statue of Liberty Protest - Klaire’s 1 Cool Suffrage Thing

The gal-pals plan a "what if" trip before Klaire shares her very cool thing about the dedication of the Statue of Liberty where the only gal who could come was apparently 305 feet tall, French, and a personification. So Matilda Joslyn Gage and her friends stage a protest on a boat! Learn more about this radical suffragette.

 

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Aug 2, 2020

Frances Harper - Edan’s 1 Cool Suffrage Thing

It's the start of Suffrage month and there are 5 gal-pals joined over Zoom this time to celebrate the 19th Amendment. Edan is up first talking about the African-American poet who has an Indiana connection to the Suffrage movement. 

 

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Jul 28, 2020

Cathy - Katie’s 1 Cool Cartoon Thing

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. 

 

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Jul 14, 2020

Betty Boop - Denise’s 1 Cool Cartoon Thing

Denise talks about the creation and evolution of the 1920's animated flapper girl, Betty Boop. With it being the 2020's perhaps it's time for Betty to get a modern makeover!

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Jun 29, 2020

Alison Bechdel - Leah’s 1 Cool LGBTQ+ Thing

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. 

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Jun 22, 2020

Glennon Doyle - Katie’s 1 Cool LGBTQ+ Thing

Katie Harris talks about author of "Untamed" and "Love Warrior" Glennon Doyle and her journey of Christian Mommy Blogger to Cheetah (it will all make sense). The gal pals also talk about coming out stories, challenging your bias, trusting your inner voice and so much more.

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Jun 15, 2020

Hannah Gadsby - Bonnie’s 1 Cool LGBTQ+ Thing

Comedian Hannah Gadsby identifies as...tired. Bonnie continues our spotlight on amazing LGBTQ by talking about this thought-provoking and masterful comedian. The gal-pals also talk about the wonderful ways to still celebrate Pride month even in your local parade is canceled due to COVID-19.  

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May 25, 2020

Queen Elizabeth’s Corgis - Katie’s 1 Cool Animal Thing

Jerk pandas, talking spiders, and royal corgis. The conclusion of animal month is fit for a queen. 

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May 18, 2020

Josephine Baker Leah’s 1 Cool Animal Thing

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 club kitchen. Josephine is flippin' amazing!!! 

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May 11, 2020

Mollie Beattie - Rebecca’s 1 Cool Animal Thing

Rebecca talks about the first-ever female head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mollie Beattie. This gal released grey wolves back into Yellowstone and had the best day ever when she returned a bald eagle the environment. The gal-pals also talk about what 2 animals they would breed together. Snats anyone? 

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