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The Girl Gang invited the Redefining Health & Wellness audience to submit questions for us to answer in this episode and our listeners did not disappoint. If you've been curious about how the three of us are surviving the pandemic, how Ally gets by with hella long acrylics, or what movies turned us on when we were kids, this episode was made for you. And if, like most people, you've never spent a single second wondering about any of those topics, you'll still probably get a kick out of our conversation.
- How we're holding up in the midst of the pandemic (which devolved into a discussion about eyebrows).
- The sadness of being grounded aerialists right now and what we've been doing for movement instead.
- Tools we're using to keep our mental health in check while the world is on fire.
- The best culture we've each consumed during quarantine thus far.
- Ally's best tips for functioning with super long acrylic nails.
- Our snack preferences.
- Adult friendships and all of their complexities, as well as how to make friends as an adult.
- Interesting Wikipedia pages we've found ourselves on.
- Movies (or in Shohreh's case, a music video) that turned us on when we were young.
Mentioned in This Episode
- Online class offerings of our studio, Sky Candy
- The Watermelon Sugar music video from Harry Styles
- Middleditch and Schwartz Netflix special
- Avatar: The Last Airbender TV series
- Untamed by Glennon Doyle (and both Glennon's Instagram and Abby Wambach's Instagram)
- Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia album
- Never Have I Ever on Netflix
- The Elder Scrolls Online
- The Golden Girls
- Sailor Moon
- The Darker The Weather // The Better The Man album by MISSIO
- I See You song by MISSIO
- Ally's version of long nails vs Shohreh's version of long nails
- Bling Ring Wikipedia page
- Aileen Wuornos Wikipedia page
- Monster movie
- Monarch butterfly Wikipedia page
- TV Tropes website
- Colour-Coded for Your Convenience TV trope
- The Titanic scene where Leo draws Kate in the nude
- The scene from Aladdin where Jafar has captured Jasmine
- The scene from Barbarella with the biting dolls
- The scene from Barbarella where she's in the machine that tries to orgasm her to death
- Young Devon Sawa vs Sailor Uranus
- The Notebook
- Baby Boy music video with Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul
- Shakira's She Wolf music video
- Beyoncé Super Bowl promo image for GQ
- What's Your Fantasy – Ludacris
- S&M – Rihanna
Featured in This Episode
The Girl Gang is made up of Shohreh Davoodi, host of the Conjuring Up Courage podcast, as well as two of her closest friends, Tiffany Cunningham and Ally Ridnour.
Shohreh (she/her) was the host of the Conjuring Up Courage podcast during the show's three-year run. Currently, Shohreh is focusing her attention on being a writer and creator. You can keep up with Shohreh by subscribing to her newsletter, The Queer Agenda, and following her on Instagram and TikTok.
Tiffany (she/they) is a graphic designer, aerial enthusiast, fanfic author, cat mom, gay fairy gothmother, and bisexual human disaster. An actual Austin, Texas native, she’s been keeping her hometown weird long before it was cool. She is proud to be friends with Shohreh, and their friendship has grown through their shared passions for aerials and pop punk, mental health struggles, and experiences as queer women thumbing their noses at the patriarchy. You can find Tiffany on Instagram.
Ally (she/her) is an aerialist, a horror movie enthusiast, and a proud member of the Girl Gang. She has been described as “actually a trench coat filled with snakes and chaos” as well as “literally a demon,” and she feels those are pretty accurate descriptions. When she’s not busy filling every space she encounters with chaotic energy, she can probably be found laughing about farts or giving long-winded speeches about her weird taste in music to unappreciative audiences. She has a lot of opinions. You can find Ally on Instagram.
The Queer Agenda
The Queer Agenda is a newsletter dedicated to uplifting LGBTQIA+ folks (where our accomplices benefit too) by sharing thoughtful tools, strategies, advice, and encouragement to help us heal and come home to ourselves. It’s equal parts warm hug, gentle kick in the ass, and queer magic.