In a nod to October being Depression Awareness Month, we’re introducing you to the must-listen podcast, Talk Wellness to Me, a podcast which candidly explores the challenges and opportunities of turning wellness into wholeness. Hosted by Delilah DaSilva and Ashley Johnson, the show boldly speaks to the experiences of two black women, both from immigrant families, who are each on their own wellness journeys to overcome personal and generational trauma. With interviews with people such as Linda Yvette Chavez, Co-Creator of the hit Netflix show, “Gentefied”; Therapist and KJLH Radio host of “Beyond the Pulpit”, David Hernandez; as well as Energy Healer and Therapist, João Pires Correia, to name a few, this podcast is a godsend to anyone who has ever struggled with depression, anxiety, hopelessness, and/or trauma.
In Episode One, we learn more about our two co-hosts as they discuss the importance of understanding what your trauma is before you can get to wellness, the intersectionality of being black and being raised in immigrant households, and discussing the different forms that wellness can take.
Key Popsyisms from This Episode…
“Don’t be shy. Go look for the help you need.” – Delilah DaSilva
“Wellness and healing are a continuous journey.” – Ashley Johnson
Be sure to check in every Tuesday, as we’ll be dropping Season One episodes each week over the next month. We have no doubt that this incredible podcast will empower you on your journey from wellness to wholeness while reassuring you that you are not alone.
About the Co-Hosts….
Delilah Dasilva is a first gen Cape Verdean American from Boston. She began her career in entertainment working at the Roxbury International Film Festival and went on to work in the film festival circuit including working at Sundance and then transitioned to working in Film/TV Production for the last 8 years. She has worked on the Netflix show GENTEFIED both seasons 1+2. In 2020, she produced her first short DREAMER that has screened at the LA LATINX FILM FEST and OUTFEST. Delilah is a the Co-Creator of the Talk Wellness To Me Podcast, with her producing partner Ashley Johnson, that discusses the intersectionality of being black/brown children of immigrants and how we process trauma and get to wellness. Follow her on IG @ staayydope.
Ashley Johnson was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. She began her career in entertainment working on hit shows such as “American Idol”, “Little Big Shots”, “Speechless”, and “So You Think You Can Dance”, and transitioned into films such as Universal Pictures’ “The Photograph” and MGM’s “Everything, Everything”. Ashley took the leap into independent producing, which led her to collaborating with “Talk Wellness To Me” co-host and co-creator, Delilah. Ashley and Delilah began TWTM to normalize discussions of wellness within black and brown and immigrant communities; and to share tools and resources that can help facilitate healing and expand awareness of wellness for others. Follow her on IG @ a.noel.j.
Follow Talk Wellness to Me on IG @ talkwellnesstomepodcast.