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The Pride Connections podcast is connecting amazing people within the LGBTQQII community with people who are inspiring and facilitating change in the world each and every day! Join host Melissa DaSilva as she interviews awesome guests with even more amazing stories and resources to help you being you in the current world we all live in!

Latest Episodes

Episode 37 - Season One Finale

Episode 37: On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down to tell the listeners of Pride Connection about Season One of the show coming to an end. But have no fear, she informs us that there will be a Season Two on the horizon. So make sure you subscribe on iTunes, and follow the show on Social Media for updates! It’s been an amazing first Season, and we can’t wait to see what Melissa and guests have planned for Season Two! 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/ Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pride-connections/id1250599973 Subscribe on GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/music/m/Iyv5makoetdzaibauhhrouo...

4 min2018 JAN 15
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Episode 37 - Season One Finale

Episode 36 - Dragon Mystic

Episode 36: On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Stephanie Smart. Stephanie is a Soul Song mentor, energy medicine practitioner/teacher and spiritual director who has been involved in learning and teaching the Ancient Arts for over 30 years. On this episode, learn more about Stephanie’s journey to become a shaman, a mystic, and how she is using her knowledge and experience to inspire and change the world. This is an informative episode you won’t want to miss! Where to Find Stephanie Smart: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedragonmystic Website: http://www.thedragonmystic.com/ Personal Site: https://stephanie-smart.mykajabi.com/ Awesome Resources to Check Out: The Soul Song Guild: https://www.facebook.com/groups/801354946669062/ 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....

23 min2018 JAN 8
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Episode 36 - Dragon Mystic

Episode 35 - The One to Make Change

Episode 35: On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Aaron Sokell. Aaron is an entrepreneur who founded the LGBT network “Embrace” in 2015. And has been leading it since then with a group of 7 team members. During this episode, you will learn about Aaron's journey of growing up in a religious household and becoming a leader who is using his experience to change and inspire the world. This is an inspirational episode you won’t want to miss! Where to Find Aaron Sokell: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aaronsokell Website: https://www.baringa.com/ 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/ Subscribe on iTunes: https://itu...

20 min2018 JAN 1
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Episode 35 - The One to Make Change

Episode 34 - A Journey with Many Paths

Episode 34: On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Melvin Marsh. Melvin is a certified hypnotherapist in Augusta, Georgia who specializations in medical hypnosis, phobias, and anxiety. Throughout the episode, you will learn about his journey of being raised in the South, and the struggles he has gone through in his life. But Melvin is inspiring and changing the world by using what each client brings to their session to facilitate healing and change! This is a informational episode you won’t want to miss! Where to Find Melvin Marsh: Website: www.afterhourshypnotherapy.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/afterhourshypnotherapy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/afterhourshypnotherapy/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AfterHoursHypnotherapy 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 F...

33 min2017 DEC 26
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Episode 34 - A Journey with Many Paths

Episode 33 - Watch Out YouTube, Here Comes Nicky

Episode 33: On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Nicky Endres! As a non-binary transfeminine, genderqueer, and genderfluid actress working in Hollywood, Nicky has come along way from growing up in a small town in Wisconsin. On this episode you will learn about Nicky’s journey through life as an actress and you learn how Nicky is using her position in Hollywood to inspire others and change the acting scene as we know it. This is a hilarious episode you won’t want to miss! Where to Find Nicky Endres: Website: http://nickyendres.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NickEndres Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NickyEndresFanPage 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 Instag...

44 min2017 DEC 18
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Episode 33 - Watch Out YouTube, Here Comes Nicky

Episode 32 - Out of the Box Inspirations

Episode 32: On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Nigel Moya. As a transformational speaker, trainer, and coach, Nigel is a leading expert in helping people and organizations create success and abundance through wisdom. On this episode, you will learn about Nigel's journey from feeling lost and hopeless to becoming a coach himself. Due to this personal experience and transformation, Nigel knew that he was called to share with others what he had learned. Nigel is taking his own life experiences to inspire and change the world. This is a great episode you won’t want to miss! Where to Find Nigel Moya: Facebook: Facebook.com/g.nigelmoya Website: http://www.nigelmoya.com/ 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:...

17 min2017 DEC 11
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Episode 32 - Out of the Box Inspirations

Episode 31 - From Shy to Success

Episode 31: On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Kevin Basham. Kevin is an entrepreneur, the co-founder of Plastic Expert which is one of the UK’s leading plastic recycling companies. He is also the co-founder of KOMPAKT which is one of the UKs leading suppliers of recycling equipment. On this episode of Pride Connections, you learn more about Kevin’s journey growing up as a shy kid at an all boys school to becoming one of the most inspiring entrepreneurs in recent years. His focus is on making the world a better place through recycling and his impact is inspiring. This is a great episode you won’t want to miss! Where to Find Kevin Basham: Website: http://www.kevinbasham.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/kevinbashamuk/?fref=ts Twitter: http://twitter.com/kevinbasham Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/kevinbasham Instagram: https://instagram.com/kevinbasham Awesome Resources to Check Out: Kevin’s Coaching Services: http://www.kevinbasham.com...

24 min2017 DEC 4
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Episode 31 - From Shy to Success

Episode 30 - Yoga with Chuck

Episode 30: On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Chuck Raffoni! Chuck is a certified yoga instructor who runs his own style of classes called Relax and Recharge! On today’s episode, you will learn more about Chuck’s journey of becoming a yoga instructor and how he is using what he learned through his education and family experience to help inspire and change the world! This is a very inspiring episode you won’t want to miss! Where to Find Chuck Raffoni: Website: http://www.relaxandrechargewithchuck.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chuckraffoniyogareikiwellness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yoga_with_chuck/ Awesome Resources to Check Out: Check out Chuck’s Broga Yoga Locations: https://brogayoga.com/find-class-locations/broga-yoga-with-chuck-raffoni/ Pride Connections Resource List: http://prideconnections.com/resources/ Stay connected with Pride Connections: Website: http://prideconnections.com/ Email: melissa@prideconnections.co...

26 min2017 NOV 27
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Episode 30 - Yoga with Chuck

Pride Connections Episode 29

Episode 29: On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Erika Tsipouras. Erika is a foodie and a health coach from Newton, Massachusetts, where she lives with herfiancé. On today’s episode, you will learn more about Erika’s journey from going from a family owned business to becoming the founder and CEO of Team Be Stronger. And you will learn how she is using her love for healthy living to inspire people and change the world. This is a very informative episode you won’t want to miss! Where to Find Erika Tsipouras: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500723080 Email: erikatsipouras@gmail.com Awesome Resources to Check Out: Join Erika’s Team Beachbody: http://www.teambeachbody.com/etsipouras 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 Twitte...

22 min2017 NOV 20
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Pride Connections Episode 29

Episode 28 - Polyamory Doesn’t Mean Orgy

Episode 28: On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Kitty Chambliss. Kitty is a polyamorous, sex-positive author, educator, relationship coach, speaker and activist. Kitty is the founder and creator of the website and revolution, Loving Without Boundaries. On this episode, you will learn more about polyamorus relationships and Kitty’s own journey in her polyamorous relationship. She talks about jealousy within her own relationships and how she has overcome it! This is a very educational episode you won’t want to miss! Where to Find Kitty Chambliss: Twitter: https://twitter.com/polytalkbykitty Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lovingwithoutboundaries/ Website: https://www.lovingwithoutboundaries.com Awesome Resources to Check Out: Loving Without Boundaries Blog: http://lovingwithoutboundaries.com/blog/ Loving Without Boundaries Podcast: http://lovingwithoutboundaries.com/podcast/ Pride Connections Resource List: http://prideconnections.com/resourc...

25 min2017 NOV 13
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Episode 28 - Polyamory Doesn’t Mean Orgy

Latest Episodes

Episode 37 - Season One Finale

Episode 37: On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down to tell the listeners of Pride Connection about Season One of the show coming to an end. But have no fear, she informs us that there will be a Season Two on the horizon. So make sure you subscribe on iTunes, and follow the show on Social Media for updates! It’s been an amazing first Season, and we can’t wait to see what Melissa and guests have planned for Season Two! 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/ Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pride-connections/id1250599973 Subscribe on GooglePlay: https://play.google.com/music/m/Iyv5makoetdzaibauhhrouo...

4 min2018 JAN 15
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Episode 37 - Season One Finale

Episode 36 - Dragon Mystic

Episode 36: On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Stephanie Smart. Stephanie is a Soul Song mentor, energy medicine practitioner/teacher and spiritual director who has been involved in learning and teaching the Ancient Arts for over 30 years. On this episode, learn more about Stephanie’s journey to become a shaman, a mystic, and how she is using her knowledge and experience to inspire and change the world. This is an informative episode you won’t want to miss! Where to Find Stephanie Smart: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedragonmystic Website: http://www.thedragonmystic.com/ Personal Site: https://stephanie-smart.mykajabi.com/ Awesome Resources to Check Out: The Soul Song Guild: https://www.facebook.com/groups/801354946669062/ 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....

23 min2018 JAN 8
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Episode 36 - Dragon Mystic

Episode 35 - The One to Make Change

Episode 35: On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Aaron Sokell. Aaron is an entrepreneur who founded the LGBT network “Embrace” in 2015. And has been leading it since then with a group of 7 team members. During this episode, you will learn about Aaron's journey of growing up in a religious household and becoming a leader who is using his experience to change and inspire the world. This is an inspirational episode you won’t want to miss! Where to Find Aaron Sokell: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aaronsokell Website: https://www.baringa.com/ 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/ Subscribe on iTunes: https://itu...

20 min2018 JAN 1
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Episode 35 - The One to Make Change

Episode 34 - A Journey with Many Paths

Episode 34: On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Melvin Marsh. Melvin is a certified hypnotherapist in Augusta, Georgia who specializations in medical hypnosis, phobias, and anxiety. Throughout the episode, you will learn about his journey of being raised in the South, and the struggles he has gone through in his life. But Melvin is inspiring and changing the world by using what each client brings to their session to facilitate healing and change! This is a informational episode you won’t want to miss! Where to Find Melvin Marsh: Website: www.afterhourshypnotherapy.com Patreon: www.patreon.com/afterhourshypnotherapy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/afterhourshypnotherapy/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AfterHoursHypnotherapy 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 F...

33 min2017 DEC 26
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Episode 34 - A Journey with Many Paths

Episode 33 - Watch Out YouTube, Here Comes Nicky

Episode 33: On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Nicky Endres! As a non-binary transfeminine, genderqueer, and genderfluid actress working in Hollywood, Nicky has come along way from growing up in a small town in Wisconsin. On this episode you will learn about Nicky’s journey through life as an actress and you learn how Nicky is using her position in Hollywood to inspire others and change the acting scene as we know it. This is a hilarious episode you won’t want to miss! Where to Find Nicky Endres: Website: http://nickyendres.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NickEndres Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NickyEndresFanPage 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 Instag...

44 min2017 DEC 18
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Episode 33 - Watch Out YouTube, Here Comes Nicky

Episode 32 - Out of the Box Inspirations

Episode 32: On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Nigel Moya. As a transformational speaker, trainer, and coach, Nigel is a leading expert in helping people and organizations create success and abundance through wisdom. On this episode, you will learn about Nigel's journey from feeling lost and hopeless to becoming a coach himself. Due to this personal experience and transformation, Nigel knew that he was called to share with others what he had learned. Nigel is taking his own life experiences to inspire and change the world. This is a great episode you won’t want to miss! Where to Find Nigel Moya: Facebook: Facebook.com/g.nigelmoya Website: http://www.nigelmoya.com/ 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:...

17 min2017 DEC 11
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Episode 32 - Out of the Box Inspirations

Episode 31 - From Shy to Success

Episode 31: On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Kevin Basham. Kevin is an entrepreneur, the co-founder of Plastic Expert which is one of the UK’s leading plastic recycling companies. He is also the co-founder of KOMPAKT which is one of the UKs leading suppliers of recycling equipment. On this episode of Pride Connections, you learn more about Kevin’s journey growing up as a shy kid at an all boys school to becoming one of the most inspiring entrepreneurs in recent years. His focus is on making the world a better place through recycling and his impact is inspiring. This is a great episode you won’t want to miss! Where to Find Kevin Basham: Website: http://www.kevinbasham.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/kevinbashamuk/?fref=ts Twitter: http://twitter.com/kevinbasham Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/kevinbasham Instagram: https://instagram.com/kevinbasham Awesome Resources to Check Out: Kevin’s Coaching Services: http://www.kevinbasham.com...

24 min2017 DEC 4
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Episode 31 - From Shy to Success

Episode 30 - Yoga with Chuck

Episode 30: On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Chuck Raffoni! Chuck is a certified yoga instructor who runs his own style of classes called Relax and Recharge! On today’s episode, you will learn more about Chuck’s journey of becoming a yoga instructor and how he is using what he learned through his education and family experience to help inspire and change the world! This is a very inspiring episode you won’t want to miss! Where to Find Chuck Raffoni: Website: http://www.relaxandrechargewithchuck.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chuckraffoniyogareikiwellness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yoga_with_chuck/ Awesome Resources to Check Out: Check out Chuck’s Broga Yoga Locations: https://brogayoga.com/find-class-locations/broga-yoga-with-chuck-raffoni/ Pride Connections Resource List: http://prideconnections.com/resources/ Stay connected with Pride Connections: Website: http://prideconnections.com/ Email: melissa@prideconnections.co...

26 min2017 NOV 27
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Episode 30 - Yoga with Chuck

Pride Connections Episode 29

Episode 29: On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Erika Tsipouras. Erika is a foodie and a health coach from Newton, Massachusetts, where she lives with herfiancé. On today’s episode, you will learn more about Erika’s journey from going from a family owned business to becoming the founder and CEO of Team Be Stronger. And you will learn how she is using her love for healthy living to inspire people and change the world. This is a very informative episode you won’t want to miss! Where to Find Erika Tsipouras: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500723080 Email: erikatsipouras@gmail.com Awesome Resources to Check Out: Join Erika’s Team Beachbody: http://www.teambeachbody.com/etsipouras 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 Twitte...

22 min2017 NOV 20
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Pride Connections Episode 29

Episode 28 - Polyamory Doesn’t Mean Orgy

Episode 28: On this episode of Pride Connections, host Melissa DaSilva sits down with Kitty Chambliss. Kitty is a polyamorous, sex-positive author, educator, relationship coach, speaker and activist. Kitty is the founder and creator of the website and revolution, Loving Without Boundaries. On this episode, you will learn more about polyamorus relationships and Kitty’s own journey in her polyamorous relationship. She talks about jealousy within her own relationships and how she has overcome it! This is a very educational episode you won’t want to miss! Where to Find Kitty Chambliss: Twitter: https://twitter.com/polytalkbykitty Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lovingwithoutboundaries/ Website: https://www.lovingwithoutboundaries.com Awesome Resources to Check Out: Loving Without Boundaries Blog: http://lovingwithoutboundaries.com/blog/ Loving Without Boundaries Podcast: http://lovingwithoutboundaries.com/podcast/ Pride Connections Resource List: http://prideconnections.com/resourc...

25 min2017 NOV 13
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Episode 28 - Polyamory Doesn’t Mean Orgy
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