The Girl Gang Gets Unladylike | #30

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Guess who’s back? Back again? Girl Gang’s back! Tell a friend.

Thaaaaat’s right. The first Girl Gang episode with Ally and Tiffany was so widely beloved that I have officially elevated them to friends of the pod. That means you can expect to hear a lot more from these two in the future.

In this episode, we tackle tons of topics that “ladies” are not supposed to speak openly and honestly about, from periods to farts to orgasms. We want to help extinguish the shame associated with topics like these and encourage you to find people you can trust to have similar discussions with.

Some of what we discuss in this episode may make you a little bit squeamish, and I encourage you to dig into why that is. Societal conditioning has taught us that it’s inappropriate to talk about our own weird and wild bodies, but we think that’s bullshit. So strap in and prepare for poop jokes, y’all.

We discussed:

  • Pooping in all of its forms and glory and the different things we’ve noticed affect our bowel movements.
  • Things that have to do with having a vagina, from period blood to UTIs to different kinds of discharge.
  • The bullshit douching industry and why your vagina smells just fine.
  • How disconcerting the general lack of information around vaginas is for everyone.
  • Orgasms and the dismissal of female pleasure.
  • The spread of misinformation about people who have vaginas and how girls in particular are taught that they’re not supposed to talk about their bodies because it’s shameful.
  • How angry the fear of period blood makes us.
  • Unrealistic expectations for women’s buttholes.
  • The double standard when it comes to women farting vs men farting.
  • The results of the “fart tally” the Girl Gang kept at one point and some of our experiences accidentally farting on or near others.
  • Why it’s important to find friends that you can talk about this intimate kind of stuff with to both normalize it and help you catch things that may not be normal.
  • Misconceptions about people who curse and the different ways our parents reacted to it.
  • The problems with the whole idea of being “ladylike.”
  • The energy we want to bring into 2020, gassy or otherwise.

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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.

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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