23 episodes

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-minded and be ready to be inspired.

Chit Chat with the Queer and Creative MelissaDaSilva

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

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-minded and be ready to be inspired.

    Catherine Warren- $50 stripper and more stories. #IAMYOU

    Catherine Warren- $50 stripper and more stories. #IAMYOU

    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 KittyRose LyfeStyle”. As with any business and as Marketing Major, Catherine took on all hats of advertising her brand, which took on videography. 2014 Producing Radio led to the evolution of Catherine finding her passion to tell stories of the past to understand and change the future for the BETTER, Catherine decided to hear the call and once again become an Ordained Minister. After ending her term at The Mary J. Blige Center, she became a Community Field and Studio Producer for Public Access TV and in 2016 Created & Hosted a weekly talk-show call “Natural Sessions” Directing & Shooting Television gave Catherine in 2016, the drive to direct, filmed & edit her 1st Short Documentary “The UNTITLED Journey”, which was invited in 2018 to screen at NBFF, the longest Black Film Festival in the US. Producing Television, Directing her first film, Catherine is now producing and performing her One Woman Comedic Satire  Monologue “#IAMYOU”. Catherine and I discuss her journey and business motivations. 


    Be sure to check out Cat:


    Her website:


    https://iamyouvirtualshow.uscreen.io/?fbclid=IwAR2anBIQFgb1i_0xDHMrLfR4mj0wbnSjJ-QMMPKnlLVmRQYs-lk2mzkYWjI


    Facebook:


    https://www.facebook.com/thekittyroselyfestyleseries 


    Instagram:


    @mzkittyrose






    Don’t forget to subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes, and follow me on Instagram @realmelissadasilva and check out my website melissadasilva.com


    Come retreat with me in Puerto Rico!


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    • 40 min
    Daniel Northway-Frank- The new QVC "The Queer Shopping Network"

    Daniel Northway-Frank- The new QVC "The Queer Shopping Network"

    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 and help make others aware of queer community-run businesses, especially if they’re local businesses. Daniel and I discuss his journey and inspiration for The Queer Shopping Network and what he hopes to come from it. Daniel and I also touch on some points on mental health in the queer community. Daniel hopes to grow The Queer Shopping Network and it’s audience and continue to follow his dream.






    Be sure to check out Daniel & The Queer Shopping Network:


    https://www.facebook.com/QueerShoppingNetwork


    www.instragram.com/queershoppingnetwork


    Don’t forget to subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes, and follow me on Instagram @realmelissadasilva and check out my website melissadasilva.com


    Come retreat with me in Puerto Rico!


    https://www.melissadasilva.com/1-1-transformational-retreat/

    • 35 min
    Art Smith- Barchives

    Art Smith- Barchives

    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 several in Canada and Europe. Art and I discuss his journey of creating this project and what has inspired him to do so. We discuss the importance of preserving the history of gay bars and it what it means to the LGBTQ+ community. Art’s journey is truly inspiring and on-going. 


    Be sure to check out Gay Barchives:


    http://gaybarchives.com/


    Don’t forget to subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes, and follow me on Instagram @realmelissadasilva and check out my website melissadasilva.com 

    • 19 min
    Daralyse Lyons- Yoga, Cocaine and Other Stories

    Daralyse Lyons- Yoga, Cocaine and Other Stories

    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 relationships and experiences with both men and women, she has had to find her place amidst a multitude of communities that attempt to erase her orientation and has been a voice within the darkness. After writing an award-winning children’s book (I’m Mixed!) about embracing her multiethnic heritage, Daralyse found her passion and her purpose educating others about the need to embrace all aspects of themselves. Since then, she has written and spoken extensively on the subject of diversity. Her perspective is one that looks to acknowledge the past while refusing to become incapacitated by it. As a Biracial, multiethnic and sexually fluid woman, she is uniquely empowered to use her seemingly disparate background as a catalyst for cross-cultural understanding. Daralyse and I discuss what inspires her creativity. We also talk about the journey of Daralyse’s sexualty and eating disorder. Daralyse hopes to grow in self-exploration!


    Be sure to check out Daralyse:


    https://www.daralyselyons.com/


    Don’t forget to subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes, and follow me on Instagram @realmelissadasilva and check out my website melissadasilva.com

    • 28 min
    Angela Duncan- Bold & Sexy

    Angela Duncan- Bold & Sexy

    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 boudoir empire, she gained a lot of attention, and not always positive. With the help of her camera and her loyal clients, she was able to unwrap her truest self over the past 5 years to get to the point of living her best life today. In 2020, she officially tied the knot with her wife, Brit. They bought their first home together, built a fabulous in-home studio for her to work in and are currently renovating a large 1100 square foot building on their property to be Brit’s personal training gym. They have a son that they homeschool and co-parent with Angela’s former husband. In this episode, Angela and I discuss her journey of becoming a boudoir photographer and what the process is usually like. We also discuss Angela’s adaptations to her business because of COVID. 


    Be sure to check out Angela’s work:


    www.angelakduncan.com


    Don’t forget to subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes, and follow me on Instagram @realmelissadasilva and check out my website melissadasilva.com

    • 22 min
    Hannah Strenger- Love, Happiness and Rabbits, Oh My

    Hannah Strenger- Love, Happiness and Rabbits, Oh My

    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 walk that journey alone. Hannah and I discuss her journey on becoming a guide and how she became her authentic self. We also touch on how the pandemic has affected our lives and our careers. You can often find Hannah loving on her adorable rescue rabbits or walking around one of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes.


    Be sure to follow Hannah on Instagram:


    @HannahStrenger


    Don’t forget to subscribe to this podcast for weekly episodes, and follow me on Instagram @realmelissadasilva and check out my website melissadasilva.com 

    • 25 min

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