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The Girl Gang is back together again for some Pridepalooza shenanigans! In preparation for this episode, I gave listeners the opportunity to submit questions for me, Ally, and Tiffany to answer for this very special queer edition Q&A, and y'all did not disappoint.
We answered questions about:
- Deciding whether to come out publicly as bisexual when in a straight-passing relationship.
- Speaking to a queer therapist about your queerness.
- How people in straight-passing, monogamous relationships can engage more with their queerness.
- Advice for pandemic baby queers.
- What the golden ticket of queerness has given us.
- How to meet platonic queer friends.
This episode is a spicy one, so I hope you can handle the heat!
Mentioned in This Episode
- Steve Buscemi, “How Do You Do, Fellow Kids?” meme from 30 Rock
- Introducing Conjuring Up Courage + Listener Q&A | #86
- RuPaul's Drag Race
- The Girl Gang Talks Bisexuality Myths and Misconceptions | #12
- Bi Wife Energy TikTok
- The Expansive Abundance of Queerness with kali diwa and Alex Locust | #77
- My post about the difference between courage and confidence
- Critical Role
- Taliesin Jaffe
- Sky Candy, the aerial studio where the Girl Gang met
- Destiny 2
- Avatar: The Last Airbender
- She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
- Noelle Stevenson
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 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.
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.