Pride Month Highlight: Monica Gallagher

Happy Pride!!!!  :heart::orange_heart::yellow_heart::green_heart::blue_heart::purple_heart::brown_heart::black_heart:

We’re continuing our Pride Month Highlight series of incredible LGBTQIA members of our team! They bring their whole selves to the creative process, crafting podcasts, graphic novels and other awesome content for our studio. The heroic stories and characters they create expand our horizons and inspire us to never be afraid to be who we are, and love who we love. We’re thrilled to introduce Monica Gallagher, the writer who helped pen projects from EEP including the podcast Lethal Lit: A Tig Torres Mystery and webtoons comic Free Hexel; Read on to learn more!

Einhorn’s Epic Productions: How do you identify as part of the LGBTQIA community?

Monica Gallagher: Honestly, that’s a very tricky question for me … since I was a preteen (and understood the existence of gay people, in general), I’ve been a huge supporter. I always make a point to include LGBTQIA characters in my stories, without making their personal sexuality the only journey for them. It was only recently that I realized I was bi (like, right after I turned 40, lol), but I would still struggle to say I have any right to be part of the community. I’m happy being a fierce supporter, ally, and continuing to discover my own identity.

EEP: What does Pride Month mean to you?

MG: It’s a celebration of visibility – too often straight, cis people think that LGBTQIA people make up very little of the population, or worse that they don’t exist at all! To me, pride is about showing people you exist so they have to treat you as a human being – something which is still hard to come by for those in the community.

“[Pride is] a celebration of visibility… it’s about showing people you exist.”


EEP: Who are some LGBTQIA public figures that you look up to?

MG: I hate this, because I always end up forgetting people …but some all-time faves are:

  • David Bowie
  • Kate McKinnon
  • Lee Pace
  • Lena Waithe
  • Tessa Thompson
  • Ian McKellan
  • Cara Delevingne
  • Aubrey Plaza
  • Clea Duvall

… ugh the list is endless!!

EEP: What’s one random topic that no one expects you to be knowledgeable on, but you could talk about for an hour?

MG: Ghosts.

EEP: Are there any talented folks you know that you would like to shout out?

MG: Absolutely!

… again, so many!

EEP: What’s your latest project?

MG: A comic called The Biggest Bigfoot! Which is a road trip/celebration story of local American cryptids.

EEP: How do you stay creatively motivated in these unusual times?

MG: I just love telling stories – any format, any time. I will never get sick of that, and never not be inspired by what I see other creators up to.

EEP: What advice do you wish you had received when you were younger?

MG: Don’t hold yourself back, or self-censor. Plenty of other people will try to do that for you.

“Don’t hold yourself back!”


What was one of the toughest creative or professional challenges you had to face? How did you overcome it?

I think continuous rejection, no matter what point you’re at in your career can be really tough … but I also kind of like it, it keeps you honest. You should be challenged to be better than you think you are, no matter how successful you’ve become.