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debuted her IGTV series Mind Wide Open today, Monday, July 20, 2020 in honor of her late father’s birthday. The Soundgarden/Audioslave icon, Chris Cornell, would have been 56. 

For the premiere episode, Lily talks with Laura van Dernoot Lipsky who is a trauma expert/ author and is the Founder and Director of the Trauma Stewardship Institute. (

The mission and creation of Mind Wide Open is to help destigmatize the conversations around mental health. 

Lily says, “As someone who has suffered trauma and loss as well as struggled with anxiety and depression, I know how important it is to have a space to talk openly and without shame about these subjects. There is so much value, especially for people in my generation, in knowing that everyone struggles with mental health at some point in their lives, despite our society’s dismissive tendencies around emotional wellbeing. It is important for me to give voice to these issues by providing information, honest conversations and resources through Mind Wide Open.” 

Guests in the series will include experts in mental health, emotional intelligence, psychology,  and wellness, public figures from music, pop culture, and entertainment as well as Lily’s peers who are willing to share their own stories. 

The second episode, airing on July 27, 2020, will feature Dr. Marc Brackett of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the author of the bestselling book on Social/Emotional Intelligence, Permission to Feel (

More guests will be announced.


is the creator and host of the new IGTV interview series, Mind Wide Open. Her mission for the series is to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. Lily is a poised, intelligent, and talented young woman whose goal is to open and amplify the conversations around trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, and other challenges. Lily is a junior in college studying Media Studies, Sociology, and Psychology. In addition to managing and promoting Seattle musicians, she is an activist and avid supporter of social justice initiatives including organizations such as Black Lives Matter, NAACP, Equal Justice Initiative, Everytown for Gun Safety, and Planned Parenthood among many others.  

Lily Cornell Silver is the only daughter of music industry manager (Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Screaming Trees), Susan Silver and the first-born of the late Soundgarden/Audioslave singer, Chris Cornell. She just turned twenty years old and makes her home in Seattle, Washington.


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