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Asha Dahya

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Episode 22: Asha Dahya

PowHER Hour

It feels good to back talking to other people and I couldn't have asked for a better guest to get restarted. Meet Asha Dahya. Asha is the author of a recently released book 'Today's Wonder Women: Everyday Superheroes Who Are Changing The World' which features inspiring, heroic stories of 50 women and girls from around the world. She is also the founder of a digital platform called GirlTalkHQ.com, which shares the voices and stories of women. She also shares her own story, from Australia to Hollywood, to leaving a bad relationship and the conservative church she thought was her home, to why she created GirlTalkHQ. She is herself, an inspiration. We talk about all that, plus some exciting projects she has on the horizon. 


20 Apr 2021

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Being a Woman of Color in Purity Culture with Asha Dahya

Straight White American Jesus

TEDx speaker and author Asha Dahya is the Creator and Editor in Chief of GIRLTALKHQ. She was born in the UK, raised in Australia, and now lives in the USA. Of Indian descent, Asha grew up in Evangelical churches and was imbued with the teachings of purity culture. She discusses how it shaped her understanding of love, embodiment, and relationships, and why it prevented her from seeking the proper help when her marriage turned abusive. She also discusses how being a woman of color in the United States adds another layer of otherness and objectification within the confines of Evangelical spaces.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


31 Mar 2021

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Asha Dahya

Gen Z Voice

Asha Dahya is a TEDx Speaker, author and producer with nearly 2 decades of experience creating content for major broadcast and digital platforms including FOX, ABC, MSN, and MTV. In 2020 Asha released her first book titled ‘Today’s Wonder Women: Everyday Superheroes Who Are Changing The World’ where she interviewed 50 women and girls from around the world.Asha is also the Founder and Editor in Chief of GirlTalkHQ.Com: a daily female empowerment blog promoting women’s voices stories. Asha is passionate about the intersections of female representation, reproductive justice, and religion.She is currently working on 2 documentary projects about abortion.


23 Mar 2021

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Asha Dahya

Radicals & Revolutionaries Lab

This week's radical is Asha Dahya, founder of GirlTalkHQ.com and author of Today's Wonder Women: Everyday Superheroes Who Are Changing the World. She's also a TedX speaker and fierce advocate for reproductive rights, gender equality, and the representation of women in media.Our conversation will take us from her beginnings on Australian TV, coming to America, and joining a fundamentalist church, to breaking free from societal expectations and discovering her own path, her own beliefs, and most importantly, her own voice.Some Questions I Ask:Can you tell us about your new book, Today’s Wonder Women? (1:11)How did you find the women featured in your book? (3:03)How being a mother made Asha a better leader, and why corporations should tap into this (13:42)Where did you grow up? (17:04)Tell me about your experience with the church? (29:35)What can you tell me about your upcoming documentary project? (41:06)In This Episode, You Will Learn:About the challenges of interviewing women around the world (5:12)About creating a daily content platform centred around women (8:13)How Asha got her start in television (20:03)About coming to America, landing a job, and falling in with a new church (23:29)About leaving an abusive marriage and evangelicalism behind (33:56)About Asha’s rebirth and beginning the path to the person she is today (38:50)Why voting against abortion access without a clearer understanding of the bigger picture is more dangerous than you think (47:53)Resources:Asha's WebsiteGirlTalkHQToday's Wonder WomenAsha's TedX Appearance See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


12 Oct 2020

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Ep 20: From a Blog To a Book, One Author's Journey with Asha Dahya

Own Your Voice: Cultivating Voices of Impact

Today, I will be interviewing Asha Dahya, an author of Today’s Wonder Women and founder of Girl Talk HQ. She will be sharing her journey of leaving toxic environments to find her voice through blogging, which led to writing her first book. Starting over and creating Girl Talk HQ, a platform for female empowerment stories & voices gave space for Asha to find her voice How she was pitched the idea of writing a book and ended up getting a book deal in two weeks The process of stepping outside the comfort zone and not allowing the physical reactions to hold you back from your dreams There is enough room for our voices and stories Book “Today’s Wonder Women: Everyday Superheroes Who Are Changing The World” By Asha Dahya available on Amazon at https://bit.ly/2QKBaoK and Audible at https://adbl.co/3jL7693. You can find Asha on: Website: https://www.ashadahya.com Instagram & Twitter: @AshaDahya You can find Sahar on: Website: http://www.voiceofimpact.org Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: @SaharPaz Check out the 2020 Own Your Voice Summit to help you reignite, reconnect, reimagine, reclaim, and revolutionize your voice from October 19-23, 2020 at https://2020-own-your-voice-summit.heysummit.com. If you find value with the Own Your Voice podcast, please leave a review and/or share with people you know.


2 Sep 2020

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Asha Dahya. The Journey

Dare to Dream

“being an entrepreneur is not just about the successes, but the failures. And where do you go when you are faced with that failure and how do you adapt and change? That was really important to me, because I think a lot of people, and especially women, we get this imposter syndrome where we look at other women, we see their highlight reel and we're like, oh, my God, she's so amazing! But this didn't happen for me and I failed at that or this didn't quite work out. Or I don't have money. And it's like, well, we're all the same, you know; we all experience these failures and setbacks and we should be more open and vulnerable when it comes to sharing those, because that's what really, truly connects us” Asha Dahya Hello & welcome back. Hosted & edited by Tracey Duke, produced by Felix Northover and recorded via Zoom during Covid-19, we ask the question; what does it take to thrive in a world of both challenge & opportunity and, most importantly, how do we build the resilience and leadership skills to get us there? In Season 3 of the podcast, recorded via Zoom during the Covid 19 pandemic, we’re exploring the psychology behind extreme challenge and asking the question; are we all truly capable of achieving extraordinary feats? And, most importantly; how do we do it? My guest today is Asha Dahya, the Founder of Girl Talk HQ; an online community which aims to inspire and empower young women with positive, original and shared, content. A TEDx Speaker and the author of Today's Wonder Women, published earlier this year in March 2020, Asha was born here in the UK, raised in Australia, and now lives in Los Angeles California with her husband and young family. Asha has spent the last 16 years creating, producing and hosting content for networks such as MTV, MSN.com, Disney, ABC, Nickelodeon, Fox, Nine Network Australia and more. Passionate about empowering women and girls to raise their voice and share their story with the world, she’s been featured on platforms across Southern California, including NBC California Live and KTLA 5. Today’s conversation takes a look behind the scenes of her book Today’s Wonder Women, the challenges faced and overcome on her own journey, and explores the changes she’d like to see in her children’s lifetime. We talk role models, failures and the urgent need to move forward as a united battalion of sexes. As always, thanks so much for listening; it’s always our intent that our work inspires your next steps and that you take from it that which resonates with you. We hope to see you back next Friday and, in the meantime, you can order a copy of Asha’s book here  Hosted & edited by Tracey Duke - http://www.exeterreal.co.uk Produced by Felix Northover - https://www.felixnorthoverphotography.com Interested in sponsoring the podcast? Please drop an email to tracey@exeterreal.co.uk

1hr 14mins

31 Jul 2020

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Ep. 389: Asha Dahya

The Gifters: Your Story is a Gift to the World

I am a journalist, writer and content creator with 15 years of both digital and broadcast media experience. I am the creator and editor-in-chief of a daily women's newsmedia site called GirlTalkHQ.com. I am particularly passionate about the issues of reproductive rights, religion, race, and the representation of women in a number of industries. Connect with me to learn more about my expertise in the feminist media space, or to inquire about my docu-series project. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashadahya/


29 Apr 2020

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Author Asha Dahya

Sippin' The Tea

Asha Dahya is a journalist, content creator, and TEDx speaker with over 15 years' experience creating content for major broadcast and digital platforms, including FOX, ABC, MSN, and MTV. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of GirlTalkHQ.com, a daily news site promoting positive imagery and representation of women in media. She is active in protecting reproductive rights and has been a moderator of panels including UN Women, Mount Saint Mary's University, and EmpowHer Institute. Indian by ethnicity, she was born in the United Kingdom, raised in Australia, and is currently based in Los Angeles. Her new book; Today's Wonder Women: Everyday Superheroes Who Are Changing the World released March 18, 2020Come and have a listen and make sure to follow us at:@ArianeAndrew@MattDillon1983@SippintheTeaTvShowIf you're more of a visual person: Check out  Asha's interview on our TV Show on YouTube: https://youtu.be/5X8C160GrFc#ArianeAndrew #SippinTheTea #MattDillon #AshaDahya


24 Apr 2020

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Asha Dahya, Host/Author

Spoken Dreams

Asha Dahya is a journalist, a Ted X speaker, host, and author. She was born in England, but spent most of her childhood in Australia. Since a young age, Asha has always been talkative and loved performing. She had aspirations to be an actress, but later found that path was not a good fit. Asha began working as a television host, and suddenly found herself working for some major networks. Once she felt established, she wanted to explore new challenges and opportunities outside Australia, which brought her to Hollywood. The move proved to be difficult, and Asha may have underestimated the challenges she would face in Los Angeles. Down on her luck, Asha longed for a supportive community that she didn’t have here in the U.S. She started the blog Girl Talk HQ as a place for like-minded women to share their stories. Little did Asha know, her media savvy and desire to speak her truth would lead Asha down a new path that would open doors she never expected.


3 Feb 2020

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Pro-Life Vs. Pro-Choice: Is There a Middle Ground with Asha Dahya

The Electorette Podcast

Reproductive Rights activist Asha Dahya discusses the reproductive rights movement from the lens of an ex-evangelical, turned passionate advocate and activist seeking reproductive justice for all. Follow Asha DahyaOUR SPONSOR: This episode is brought to you by M.M. LaFleur. M.M. LaFleur is built on a core belief: When women succeed in the workplace, the world becomes a better place.M.M.LaFleur was founded by three women and is one of my favorite stops for stylish, professional clothing. In short, M.M. LaFleur makes me look good! SPECIAL OFFER: Now enjoy $25 off your first purchase by visiting https://mmlafleur.com/Electorette and use code ELECTORETTE. Also, if you enjoy the Electorette, please subscribe and leave a 5-star review on iTunes. Also, please spread the word by telling your friends, family and colleagues about The Electorette!WANT MORE ELECTORETTE? Follow the Electorette on social media.Electorette FacebookElectorette InstagramElectorette Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


29 Jul 2019