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Chit Chat with the Queer and Creative podcast is a weekly show that inspires, educates, and entertains Creative LGBTQ+ individuals and Allies. Host and Transformational Life Coach Melissa DaSilva interviews guests who have created something that positively impacts the Queer Community and the world. Some guests include visual and performing artists, entrepreneurs, educators, and even the occasional reality personality. You don’t need to identify as Queer to enjoy this podcast, just be open-mi ...
 
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I always enjoy speaking with Rick Clemmons and look forward to sharing that pleasure with you. Rick Clemmons is a coach, a motivational speaker, author of “Frankly my Dear, I’m Gay”, podcast host of “Life Uncloseted” and part-time wine connoisseur. Rick and I dive into his joy of living in wine country (3:20) and how he ties it in to his business a…
 
It was so lovely to have the opportunity to speak with Erika Owens, one half of the first same-sexed couple to be featured on TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days. She captured the world’s heart with her colorful outfits, hair and especially her sweet personality. Erika and I discuss what it was like to come out as bi-sexual to her parents in fr…
 
Jamie Hazelton is the founder of Whole You Health and a proud trans lesbian. Jamie works with LGBTQIA* individuals & allies who are experiencing highly stressful lives and partners with each person to help them feel recharged and rejuvenated. This week, Jamie and I discuss what inspired her to become a health and wellness coach and what that means …
 
Gina Pecoraro created the LGBTQ company, Seven Even Clothing after being married to a man. When she came out back in 2008, she noticed that there wasn’t many clothing options to represent who she was. Years prior to getting married, a good friend of Gina’s would always call me her seven. Seven standing for the seven letters in the word lesbian. He …
 
This week, I had the magical opportunity to speak with Maggie Sharar. Maggie identifies as “energetic and visual healer”. She has had a passion for art since she was a child and has turned her passion into a full time job. She is committed to healing and connecting and thrives when doing so. Maggie uses her experience as a birth doula for inspirati…
 
Sasza Lohery is the creator of her own program BBXX. Sasza and I discuss her program and how to create a positive space and change in intimate relationships. Sasza shares her journey to creating this program and why she feels that it is important and what exactly BBXX does. We also discuss how important it is to have confidence and trust in yoursel…
 
Nancy Willard’s vision is that young people will provide leadership throughout the world to embrace civility and foster positive relations! Nancy entered the field of “bullying prevention” by writing the first book ever published on cyberbullying. She approaches issues of youth risk based on a digital age perspective. Key insight related to this pe…
 
This week I had the opportunity to interview Seth Lusk. Seth is a health and mindset coach, originally from the U.S. but has been living in Switzerland for the past 5 years. Seth has a passion for helping people and seeing them find their strength and love. He loves showing people how to use that space of strength and love to create their healthies…
 
Kylie O’Conner is an Australian life coach and loving mother of 4. Kylie and I discuss the hardships of relationships and marriage. Kylie has used her past to persevere into the woman that she is today. She overcame her Catholic background and is a proud member of the LGBTQI+ community along with her daughter. She discusses the journey of being a m…
 
Ever since beginning his gender transition journey in 2012, Jack A. Ori has been empowering young adults through stories to live life on their own terms more quickly and easily than he did. Jack was a regular contributor to Autism Empowerment in 2009. and recently appeared on Chat and Spin Radio in the UK,. He writes both fiction and non-fiction to…
 
Savannah Hauk is an author and podcast host. Savannah juggles a full-time job on top of doing all of her projects! Savannah and I discuss the journey of cross dressing, and what she personally has had to overcome. We also discuss the difference between being transgender and cross dressing. Savannah’s whole experience as a trans woman took a turn wh…
 
Dr. Steve Yacovelli has been in the leadership, learning and development, change management, and diversity and inclusion consulting space pretty much his whole career (about twenty-five years). In his consulting experience he’s seen some leaders completely excel in their effectiveness, and some completely crash and burn due to their lack of compete…
 
Nancy Shadlock is the CEO and founder of Centered life coaching and the host of The Coming Out Chronicles podcast. When Nancy finally discovered that she didn’t have to divorce her spirituality to embrace her sexuality she started creating the life she’s always dreamed of. She’s now married to an amazing woman named Alaina, they have two sweet babi…
 
Lynn Casper is a certified life coach and has been a podcast host for almost ten years! When the pandemic hit, Casper missed the simple connection of just sitting down in a coffee shop to get some work done. Lynn decided to make an online atmosphere for the queer community to come work together in an open environment. Casper and I discuss their jou…
 
“Guide me and heal me so that I might be of greater service to others” is her life mantra~ Chamica Dennis’ entrepreneurial spirit and desire to empower others lead her on a spiritual journey to finding her voice. She was being called as a healer and she answered. On her journey back home she rediscovered her sensuality and her sexuality, more impor…
 
Daniel Northway-Frank has created a new network called The Queer Shopping Network. Daniel is a queer father in Toronto and has created The Queer Shopping Network. The Queer Shopping Network is a shopping network specifically for the LGBTQ+ and their creatives! Daniel had the idea to support others in the community. Daniel’s goal is to help promote …
 
As a Queer Guide, Hannah Strenger helps individuals navigate their coming out journey so that they can live their best, most authentic life. Growing up in a small, conservative town and being raised Catholic, Hannah understands the isolation and internal struggle of coming to terms with your sexuality. She is on a mission to make sure no one has to…
 
Edy Nathan MA, LCSWR is an author, public speaker and licensed therapist. She is an AASECT certified sex therapist, hypnotherapist and certified EMDR practitioner with more than 20 years of experience. In her expertise as a grief therapist she interweaves her formal training as a psychotherapist with breathwork, guided imagery, ritual and storytell…
 
Daralyse Lyons is a journalist, an actor, and an activist. She has written more than two dozen full-length books, a handful of short stories, and countless articles, performed in various plays and in improv comedy shows. As a Biracial woman, she has made it her mission to stand for a more integrated world. As a sexually fluid person who has had rel…
 
Catherine Warren is a native of Brooklyn, New York and a Marketing major her resume includes; Modeling, a Dancer and a Creative Fashion Stylist. In 1998 she set forth the path of entrepreneurship and in 2003 left Corporate America. However after ending her marriage of 8 years & 3 children later, in 2006 Catherine began the branding of “The KittyRos…
 
DJ Seeger is the Owner and President of Seeger Water Corporation, a landscape irrigation company based in San Antonio, Texas. At age 26, Seeger is leading Texas’ fastest growing irrigation company and is leading a change in the industry to focus on water conservation and management. Seeger is an openly gay business leader and is an advocate for you…
 
Angela Duncan is an internationally published boudoir photographer, artist, inspirationalist, queer icon and a dealer of self accptance. Living in a small town in East Texas, she’s always been a little different than everyone else. First being the first boudoir specialist in her town and then coming out as queer a couple of years into building her …
 
Ashish Chopra is a true trailblazer in India. Ashish is a drag queen, entrepreneur and the proud owner of Beunic, he has also starred in India’s first MTV gay reality TV show “Elevator Pitch”. Ashish has had to overcome many obstacles when coming out in India, he still works each and every day for the fight of equality in India. We discuss the proc…
 
Bobbi is a sex-positive advocate who authored the book Sexual Intelligence in Business, and is also co-chair of the Academic Conference, Love and Sex with Robots, Venture Associate for a tech VC/incubator and founder of imagine ideation, specializing in connected experiences and ecosystem diplomacy. Bobbi is a tech enthusiast with a vision for how …
 
Art’s mission is to build the world's largest archive of the logos and stories of gay bars from the past, preserving the memories of the places that were so significant to the growth and development of the LGBTQ+ community. To date Art & his team have commemorated more than 1300 bars and nightclubs from FORTY NINE states in the US, along with sever…
 
Doug Lau is a career coach helping driven professionals to land their dream jobs through career clarity and developing their unique personal brand. In this episode Doug and I discuss our personal journeys in finding our personal brand and the effect it has had on our careers. We also discuss the importance of honoring your own personal values when …
 
Anna Brooke is an author, speaker, dancer and interdisciplinary healing arts practitioner. She is also known as Reverend Legs Malone, a burlesque dancer, teacher, producer and advocate who has been the star of many a downtown NYC and international stage for the last 15 years. Blending her deep love for healing and empowerment with the raucous joy o…
 
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