28 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 • 4 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.

    Nancy Willard- Why Anti Bully Programs are not Working

    Nancy Willard- Why Anti Bully Programs are not Working

    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 perspective is that the “authoritarian mindset,” which assumes that adults are in control, is not well founded. Nancy and I discuss how she got to this point and her approaches. 


    Her approach to youth risk prevention recognizes that in the digital age it is necessary for adults to empower young people with the values and skills to embrace civility. To help young people foster positive relationships requires a focus on the quality of the school  climate, empowering young people with the values and skills necessary to foster positive relationships, and ensuring that when adults intervene in hurtful situations this results in an effective resolution that fully supports all involved students.


    Nancy has degrees in special education and law, taught “at risk” children, practiced computer law, and was an educational technology and digital safety consultant. She also experienced intense bullying as a teen.


    She is the author of: Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats: Responding to the Challenge of Online Social Cruelty, Threats, and Distress (2007, Research Press) and Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens, Helping Young People Use the Internet Safety and Responsibly (2007, Jossey Bass). Cyber Savvy: Embracing Digital Safety and Civility (2011, Corwin Press).


    Be sure to check out Nancy’s work! 


    If you are interested in having an inspirational and transformational experience yourself be sure to check out my website now to sign up for my retreat this July! 


    https://www.melissadasilva.com/groupretreat/ 


    Be sure to follow me on Instagram @realmelissadasilva

    • 34 min
    Bobbi Bibochka- A Book Report on Sexual Intellegence in Businesse

    Bobbi Bibochka- A Book Report on Sexual Intellegence in Businesse

    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 to grow the SexTech community worldwide, and currently is developing a training program to help reduce sexual harassment in the workplace and business without compromising the opportunities for love and relationships. Bobbi and I discuss the inspiration behind her book and how inspiring her written words can be. We discuss the importance of addressing sex in the workplace in a professional manor. 


    She hopes to affect change towards a sex-friendly world, one opinion at a time.

    • 20 min
    Sasza Lohery- Am I A Good Kisser?

    Sasza Lohery- Am I A Good Kisser?

    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 yourself. We also discuss how Sasza came to terms with creating this program and what it means to her. 


    Be sure to follow BBXX @bbxx.world


    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/groupretreat/?fbclid=IwAR2vpFkVIIJokyBNDfC3S5KuG4pZ4mhHGfBkoKYDfl2GFW3c3f8-PckAeVU

    • 39 min
    Jack A. Ori- The Man with a Story and Great Beard

    Jack A. Ori- The Man with a Story and Great Beard

     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 encourage and empower young people; his latest novel, Reinventing Hannah, was named a semi-finalist in the 2020 Kindle Book Awards. Jack and I discuss his gender journey and what that was like for him. 


    Be sure to check out Jack: 


    https://www.jackaori.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


    Come retreat with me in Puerto Rico!


    https://www.melissadasilva.com/groupretreat/?fbclid=IwAR2vpFkVIIJokyBNDfC3S5KuG4pZ4mhHGfBkoKYDfl2GFW3c3f8-PckAeVU

    • 27 min
    Anna Brooke- Sexy Shoulders and Other Burlesque Stories

    Anna Brooke- Sexy Shoulders and Other Burlesque Stories

    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 of burlesque, Anna published her first book, “Stripped Down: How Burlesque Led Me Home” with The Unapologetic Voice House in May 2020. Anna and I discuss her journey with writing her book and how she got to be the person she is today. Me and Anna both discuss so inspirational and transformational events that have happened to us in our lives. 






    Be sure to connect with Anna and check out a copy of her book!


    http://www.annabrookehealing.com/ 






    If you are interested in having an inspirational and transformational experience yourself be sure to check out my website now to sign up for my retreat this July! 


    https://www.melissadasilva.com/groupretreat/ 






    Be sure to follow me on Instagram @realmelissadasilva

    • 32 min
    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!


    https://www.melissadasilva.com/groupretreat/?fbclid=IwAR2vpFkVIIJokyBNDfC3S5KuG4pZ4mhHGfBkoKYDfl2GFW3c3f8-PckAeVU

    • 40 min

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