The Girl Gang Talks Aging | #130

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Your friendly neighborhood Girl Gang has returned to the pod to discuss our experiences with getting older (at the time of this recording, I'm 32, Tiffany is 40, and Ally is 29). Join us as we chat in our usual chaotic fashion about wrinkles, gray, hair, alcohol, and more.

We discussed:

  • What it was like for Tiff to turn 40 recently.
  • The various things that could be causing our memory loss.
  • How the number of years it's been since we've graduated from various institutions keeps getting bigger.
  • The difference between how alcohol affects us now compared to when we were younger.
  • Aging parents and end-of-life documents.
  • Why Ally's wondering if she should get botox.
  • Gray hair and the genetic lottery.
  • Skincare as the new diet culture, prescription retinol, and fillers.
  • How an individual's dedication to body acceptance will be continuously tested as their body changes over time.
  • The increase in confidence and decrease in fucks to give that has come for us with aging.
  • The privilege of growing older, especially in the queer community.

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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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