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Pride Connections

Pride Connections is hosted by Melissa DaSilva. On every episode, she will be talking with a guest about how they are changing and inspiring the world, and how to directly effects the LGBTQ community.
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Jul 31, 2017

Episode 13:

On this episode of Pride Connections, Melissa DaSilva sits down to have a talk with Matthew Villegas! Matt is a physical therapy student in Nevada, who was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In this episode, you will learn about Matt’s podcast, the Capable Body Podcast, that aims to bridge the gap between healthcare providers and real people with real stories and how he is using his podcast to inspire and change the world! Matt is an ally of the LGBTQ community, and shares his experiences of growing up in San Francisco.

This is an episode you won’t want to miss!

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Jul 23, 2017

Episode 12:

On this episode of Pride Connections, Melissa DaSilva sits down to have a chat with Rhodes Perry! Rhodes is an award winning social entrepreneur and a nationally recognized LGBTQ thought leader. He is the host of the Out Entrepreneur podcast which offers mentorship to LGBTQ entrepreneurs!

In this episode, Rhodes talks about the support he has received from his parents in life and business, as well as he talks about how he is inspiring other entrepreneurs from around the world to take the leap in starting a business around what they are passionate in!

This is an episode filled with a ton of knowledge that you won’t want to miss!

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Jul 17, 2017

Episode 11 - Interview with Matt Marr

On this episode of Pride Connections, Melissa DaSilva sits down to talk Matt Marr. Matt aka Mattie is a podcaster, commercial actor, and a therapist all wrapped up into one. If Oprah Winfrey and Ellen Degeneres had a baby, raised by Dolly Parton, you would get an end result of Mattie Marr!

In this episode, Mattie talks about growing up in the south, his love for Wonder Woman, and how he is using his love for youth and leadership to change and inspire the LGBTQ community as we know it.

This is an episode filled with laughter and inspiration for all, and it’s definitely an episode you won’t want to miss!

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Jul 9, 2017

Episode 10: 

On this episode of Pride Connections, Melissa DaSilva sits down to talk Ellie Jones. Ellie is a 23 year old master's degree student in England with a passion for equipping others with coping strategies and resilience to deal with life's challenges. Ellie is conducting research on coping mechanisms and resilience within the LGBTQIA+ community for her Master’s program and results will be available in August 2017.

On this episode, you will learn more about Ellie and her journey of overcoming stigmas and labels put on society. Ellie shares with us how she is inspiring others to live through gratitude and how it’s helping her change the world!

This is a very inspiring episode you won’t want to miss!


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Jul 2, 2017

Episode 09 - Interview with Dr. Jennelle

On this episode of Pride Connections, Melissa DaSilva sits down to talk with Dr. Jennelle.  Dr. Jennelle, a Relationship Advisor, offers support, guidance, and advice on the matters of the heart that matter most to you. With over 10+ years of psychology education and a lifetime of personal experience following a nontraditional path, Dr. Jennelle advises through various platforms including a free, private community on Facebook, a live show on Facebook and her weekly podcast (the Big Change of Heart Podcast.)

On this episode, you will learn more about Dr. Jennelle’s life story, her journey, and how she is using her experiences to inspire and change the world!

This is a very inspiring episode you won’t want to miss!

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