The Girl Gang Talks Life Hacks | #108

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The Girl Gang is back, and we’re sharing our best “life hacks” with you in this episode—i.e., tips and advice we’ve found helpful in our own lives that we think others might benefit from too. From makeup to cooking to organization and more, our recommendations are all over the board and delivered in their usual entertaining fashion.

We discussed:

  • What we mean when we say “life hack” in this episode.
  • Our best eyeliner hacks, which are particularly helpful if you’re trying to perfect a winged look.
  • The evolution of makeup and choosing options that complement your skintone.
  • Tiff’s obsession with “Charlie Brown” sauce for cooking Asian-inspired dishes.
  • Snacks as a life hack and how it’s always better to eat something than nothing.
  • A relationship recommendation from Ally about how to get clarification from someone to keep fights from spiraling.
  • A life hack from Tiffy about standing up for your own needs.
  • The magical organizer that is the contacts list in your phone.
  • Why Tiffany likes to take notes while people talk.
  • Using a personal Discord server to stay organized.
  • How Ally likes to color code things.
  • Cord bundlers and the cleaning miracle product that is Dawn Powerwash
  • The importance of proper Googling.

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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 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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