The Girl Gang Answers Your Questions: Queer Edition | #102

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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!

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Ample + Rooted Guided Meditation

This episode is brought to you in part by Ample + Rooted, an inclusive therapy practice directed by Neathery Falchuk that provides an affirming and welcoming home for diverse individuals to reclaim their inherent worth. The awesome practitioners at Ample + Rooted not only serve folks locally here in Austin, they also serve folks online all over the globe. Through therapy, mindfulness practices, courses, trainings, and events, they support, guide, and hold space for folks to feel valued and nourished. The Ample + Rooted group created an exclusive guided meditation on Cultivating Self-Trust and Embodied Wisdom for listeners of Conjuring Up Courage, which you can access for free by clicking here. Also be sure to check out the Ample + Rooted website and Instagram.

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.

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

Shohreh (she/her) is a self-trust coach, a bit of a mind witch, and a rainbow glitter bomb of a human. Through her content and coaching, she helps people develop their consciousness, care, and courage practices so they can be more of who they are (and less haunted by who they think they're supposed to be). When she's not working, Shohreh enjoys exploring the great outdoors, playing with her two pups, crafting, trapezing, gardening, and baking. You can find Shohreh on her websiteInstagramTikTokPinterest, and Facebook.

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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