867: GirlTalkHQ With Asha Dahya

Asha Dahya is a Producer, writer, TEDx speaker and storyteller. Asha was born in the UK, raised in Australia, and now residesGirlTalkHQ-With-Asha-Dahya in Los Angeles, California. She has spent the last 18 years creating, producing and hosting content for networks and organizations such as MTV, MSN.com, Disney, ABC, Nickelodeon, Fox, the ACLU, Supermajority, Snapchat, Nine Network Australia and more.  Asha is the founder of a daily feminist blog site called GirlTalkHQ, which spawned a book deal in 2018. Asha is the author of ‘Today’s Wonder Women: Everyday Superheroes Who Are Changing The World’, released through Dover Publishing in March 2020, featuring inspirational stories of 50 women and girls.

Asha shares how she was able to start GirlTalkHQ.  She also shares how she was able to stop seeking approval from other to find her voice and true calling.  Check out her full episode to listen to her story.


Asha Dahya is the founder of GirlTalkHQ.

Cultural Background

Asha is of Indian descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

It doesn’t matter what anybody else thinks of you. What matters is what you think of yourself. Do you like yourself?

Definition of Self Confidence

Self-confidence is being able to love and LIKE yourself, your decisions and your experiences regardless of what other people think. Are you happy that you are doing the best thing for YOU, instead of what you think others want to see from you. Are you living and doing to please others, or to honor your own ambitions. 

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Asha was constantly looking for self approval from relationships, colleagues, the TV industry, parents, casting directors, online followers. She is still working to undo this, but it makes her realize how lost she was and how she was out of tune with herself.

The “AHA” Moment

Asha realized that when she truly found her calling, and learned to listen to her intuition, she stopped being jealous of others!  Also after her divorce, she start GirlTalkHQ and realized she had a voice and purpose.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Life may no be perfect for Asha but she is more clear. At times more peaceful because she finally knew her path instead of constantly thinking she had to do what others were doing/achieving to be considered worthy. Her other realization is that she is the one to determine her worth, not others. Her worth is not based on how many rules she follows, how much money she makes, how successful or pretty she is. 

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Follow Sheryl Lee Ralph! She’s brilliant. As well as women especially women of color who are in theirs 40s, 50s and 60s, who have had to overcome numerous barriers. There is so much wisdom that comes with age and I want to hear from my elders and the women who have come before me. They show me and us what is possible if we don’t give up on ourselves or our dreams. 

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