Geek Girl Archive


Getting Kinky: Whipping Your Curly Hair into Submission

Update: I suggest looking at the new, rereleased versions of Herbal Essences saying they were sulfate free. They added confusing packaging (the shampoo is silicone free, and the conditioner is sulfate free. Which means next to nothing because that’s normal). When we’re at conventions, I’m often asked by my fellow geek girls “how do you get your


How to Alienate Female Gamers

Before I begin, let me just say 95% of Gen Con was amazing. I didn’t catch anyone leering at me, I didn’t get “accidentally” ran into, and no one questioned my geek cred. Gamers were helpful, instead of sarcastic, when I mentioned I hadn’t played a game. But, and there’s alway a


The Doubleclicks at Gen Con

Gen Con was my first true experience hearing the music of The Doubleclicks. Sure I had heard “Clever Girl” before and (because I realize the internet exists) “Nothing to Prove.” So when a friend told me they were playing a show on Saturday I knew I had to make it over there


Makeup Review: Button Masher Lacquer – Be Excellent to Each Other

I am not much of a nail polish girl. Don’t get me wrong, I love the sparkle and pretty color. However, I am awful at keeping up with it, so I usually stick to basics and keep layering over the chips. But my friend and owner of PHLL Nail Polish, Esther Fox,


5 on Friday: Five Geeky Etsy Shops

Lately we’ve been getting messages from Pure Geekery fans asking us to feature their geeky Etsy shop. I love geeky crafts, and the creators who don’t send cease-and-desist letters (I’m looking at you Fox). And I love people trying to find a way to escape the 9-to-5 (I fantasize Pure Geekery will


Growing up Geek: How Star Wars Shaped My Life

As the daughter of two teachers- one elementary school, one college professor I was pre-programmed to be a geek. I grew up on “retro” music and stacks of books, preferring the company of Christine Daae, Jane Bennet, Holden Caulfield (even though he’s an asshole), Adam West’s Batman, and the Doctor (<3 Tom


It’s Time to Take Back Geek Culture

I meant to write this post awhile ago, but I had to first derage and then we had so many other awesome things to write about that it got pushed to the background. But a few months ago I logged into Facebook and saw this thread: Innocent Question: as a Star Wars


Collecting Stories: Compiling the Oral History of Women in Gaming

Through the magic of twitter, I was introduced to Lillian Cohen-Moore’s latest project to collect the stories of women in gaming (thanks to Sara from Solid Gold Eats for the tip!). Lilly was inspired by the #1ReasonWhy hashtag that was trending back in November. But while #1ReasonWhy evolved to focused on the stories


Around Indy: Cards Against Humanity with Girls Pint Out

I have to admit, I was nervous when I got the Facebook invite from Girls Pint Out, an all female craft beer appreciation group,  to play Cards Against Humanity at New Day Meadery in Fountain Square. I love Cards Against Humanity as much as the next awful person, but playing in public?


Princesses won’t destroy the world. I promise.

I try to ignore most articles shared and posted in social media. People tend to comment without reading more than the title, use incorrect grammar, and generally make me want to run my head through the wall. Occasionally, however, I will come across something which sparks my interest or has been shared