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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 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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Jun 25, 2017

Episode 08 - Interview with Robin LaCross

On this episode of Pride Connections, Melissa DaSilva sits down to talk with Robin LaCross. Robin is a holistic health practitioner who specializes in women's reproductive health. She is passionate about making sure every young woman grows up knowing and understanding her body and cycle. Robin is on a mission to reduce unintended pregnancies and the spread of STDs in the world by changing the way mothers talk to their children about growing up, sex and staying safe.

Throughout the episode you will learn more about HPV, alternative testing options for STD’s, and how Robin is using her real life examples on sex education to inspire and change the world!

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

Where to Find Robin LaCross:

Website: www.raisingempowereddaughters.com, www.fertilitydeva.com, www.HPVedu.com, & www.cervixhealth.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-HPV-Education-Project, https://www.facebook.com/cervicalhealth/, & https://www.facebook.com/groups/raisingempowereddaughters/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FertilityDeva & https://twitter.com/HPVeduProject   

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Jun 25, 2017

Episode 07 - Interview with Joe DiMauro

On this episode of Pride Connections, Melissa DaSilva sits down to talk with Joe DiMauro! Joe is the founder of Project Fearless which is a nonprofit that helps members of the LGBTQ community find the right therapist for them, helps them financially afford therapy, and make the world a better place.

Throughout the episode find out more about Joe, the book he is writing, and how he is using his talents to inspire and change the world!

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

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Jun 25, 2017

Episode 06 - Interview with Shane Manigan

On this episode of Pride Connections, Melissa DaSilva sits down to talk with Shane Manigan! Shane is subcontract artist and has a background in following trends within different marketing groups such as the LGBTQ community. Shane is the creator behind one of the largest LGBTQ Facebook groups for people living in the NorthEast/New England area.

Throughout the episode you will learn more about Shane, how he uses his talents as an artist and marketing to inspire and change the world!

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

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Jun 25, 2017

Episode 05 - Interview with Kat Love

On this episode of Pride Connections, Melissa DaSilva sits down to talk with very special guest Kat Love! Kat is a website designer and strategist who is dedicated to helping therapists reach more clients through the power of the internet.

 Throughout the episode you learn more about Kat, their journey with how important therapists have been in their life, and how they are using their talents to inspire and change the world!

 This is life changing episode you won’t want to miss!

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Jun 25, 2017

Episode 04 - Interview with Margaret Middleton

On this episode of Pride Connections, Melissa DaSilva sits down to talk with special guest Margaret Middleton! Margaret is an independent exhibit designer and museum consultant living and working in Providence, Rhode Island. They are are passionate about the intersection of museum work and social justice movements.  

Throughout the episode you learn more about Margaret and how they are helping change the world we live in, and how they are inspiring others through the education and use of family inclusive language.  

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

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Jun 25, 2017

Episode 03 - Interview with Stephanie Dalfonzo

On the very first episode of Pride Connections, Melissa DaSilva sits down to talk with special guest Stephanie Dalfonzo! For over 20 years, Stephanie has been at the forefront of the Healing Arts from being a Yoga Teacher, a Hypnotist and being a life coach. 

Throughout the episode you learn more about Stephanie, and she offers up her knowledge about how to naturally handle stress, she teaches Melissa a Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) called Tapping, and she talks about being the mother of two LGBTQ children.

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

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Jun 17, 2017

Episode 02 - From Melissa DaSilva

Welcome to the second introductory episode of the Pride Connections podcast! On this episode of Pride Connections, hear from host Melissa DaSilva herself as she talks about the wonderful journey that Pride Connections is about to take, and you are invited along for the ride!

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Pride Connections Resource List: http://prideconnections.com/resources/

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Website: http://prideconnections.com/
Email: melissa@prideconnections.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrideConnectionsPodcast
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrideConnectPod
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Prideconnections/

Jun 17, 2017

Episode 01 - The Introduction

Welcome to the introductory episode of the Pride Connections podcast! On this very first episode of Pride Connections, hear from host Melissa DaSilva talking about her background as a therapist working with members of the LGBTQQI community, how the community inspires her, and what Pride Connections is all about!

Awesome Resources to Check Out:

Pride Connections Resource List: http://prideconnections.com/resources/

Stay connected with Pride Connections:

Website: http://prideconnections.com/
Email: melissa@prideconnections.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrideConnectionsPodcast
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrideConnectPod
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Prideconnections/

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