The Girl Gang Talks Pet Peeves | #123

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It’s been a hot minute, but The Girl Gang is back, back, back again, y’all! In this episode, we are ranting and raving about our pet peeves and bad human behavior in general. If you want to hear about all the things that make us angry enough to want to slash someone’s tires, including slow drivers in the left lane, clothing you can’t wear a bra with, and men who like to play devil’s advocate, this one’s for you.

We discussed:

  • Why it’s been a little while since we’ve recorded a Girl Gang episode together.
  • The possibility of rebranding The Girl Gang to The Chaos Coven.
  • Shohreh’s outsized angst at stickers on produce.
  • Ally’s annoyance at receiving phone calls that could have been emails.
  • Tiff’s frustration with thong underwear (a frustration that is not shared by Ally or Shohreh).
  • The resentment we all have toward things we want to work for our bodies but don’t.
  • A variety of pet peeves that stem from the signature impatience of fire signs.
  • Vroom vroom lane people vs putt putt lane people.
  • Shohreh’s ire toward people who don’t use their blinkers.
  • Where the line is with speculation and gossip.
  • Women’s clothing that is cut so you can’t easily wear a bra with it.
  • The fuckery that is daylight savings time and not being able to mark your text messages as unread.
  • The audacity of men who follow women around and play devil’s advocate as an intellectual exercise.
  • How people who give unsolicited advice can fuck right off.
  • Shohreh’s pet peeve of people spelling her name wrong in emails.
  • The exasperation Tiffy feels when she gets interrupted.

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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.

Side-by-side headshot photos of Shohreh, Tiffany, and Ally

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 here and here.

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.

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