to the day after.

At the day after, we believe that storytelling has the power to heal and connect people. We know that stories help us feel empathy and let us know we are not alone.

So, we have created a platform with one objective, to establish a vibrant community where individuals can find solace, understanding, and resources to navigate their grief journey through hearing stories of shared experiences.

We believe that storytelling has the power to heal and connect people.

We understand firsthand the challenges and complexities that come with the loss of a loved one. Having gone through this type of loss ourselves, we know how isolating and overwhelming it can feel.

We aim to provide a safe space for individuals to share their stories of grief through our network of podcasts. By sharing these stories, we hope to create a sense of community and understanding where individuals can find inspiration, strength, and guidance from others who have walked a similar path.

At The Day After, we believe no one should have to endure grief alone. We are committed to creating a supportive and empathetic community where individuals can find comfort, hope, and understanding.

At The Day After, we believe no one should have to endure grief alone

Join us on this journey of healing and finding strength in shared stories. Together, we can navigate through grief and build a community of support and resilience.

meet the team

ashley infantino

Ashley and her mom

Hi, I'm Ashley Infantino, co-founder and co-host of the day after.

April 8, 2002, is a day that I will never forget; my hero, my role model, my mother, lost her life at the young age of 32 to breast cancer. I was only 9 years old, and her death changed me in ways I never thought possible.

Within months of her loss, I was approached to help a classmate through a similar loss, which has been a pattern throughout my life. With my cousin CJ, I'm honored to create a platform for others to share their stories and navigate grief together.


Ashley is the Director of Marketing at Factor, the market-leading Integrated Law company. As marketer #1 at Factor, Ashley was tasked with a broad remit: Build a team. Drive demand. Increase brand awareness.

In addition to her work at Factor, Ashley is passionate about raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research. Ashley carries on her Mom's legacy at the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester as a Pink & Teal Challenge Committee Member and through Nancy & Friends Fighting Cancer, a non-profit set up by her family after her Mom's passing.

Ashley was born and raised in Rochester, NY, and currently lives in Buffalo, NY, with her fiancé, Nate and beloved fur babies, Lady & Molly. You will likely find Ashley at a Buffalo Bills game, traveling the world or eating [Buffalo] wings.

cj infantino

Ariana and CJ

Hi, I'm CJ Infantino, co-founder and co-host of the day after.

Ariana was my champion. Three children later and twelve years together, we got the news - Ariana had incurable metastatic breast cancer.

For the next five and a half years, she fought and lived. We traveled the world. We lived thirty years in five. And on September 30, 2020, during a worldwide pandemic, she died with her three children and me by her side. 

We did life together for seventeen years - since high school. During that time, she stood with me in the battle for my mind. And in the end, I was able to stand with her in the fight for her life.

I believe we all have "Our Stories." This is only a snippet of mine. But I know I am not alone. I sincerely believe that everyone has a story, a struggle, a battle. It is what makes us all human. It is what connects us. We live in a world of pain and suffering. 

And I want to spend the rest of my life sharing those stories so others know they are not alone.

~ CJ

CJ is an ex-Silicon Valley engineer turned writer, filmmaker, podcast producer, fashion designer, and speaker. After losing his wife to cancer, he became a single-widowed dad to three children, which transformed his life and purpose. Motivated by his personal journey, CJ decided to leave his successful tech career behind and dedicate himself to helping others navigate grief and loss.

He founded Unvoiced and Hopeless Mope, and co-founded The Day After with one clear vision, to ensure no griever is alone on their journey to healing.

CJ was born in Rochester NY, where he currently lives with his three kids, after a brief time out in California. You will likely find CJ at his desk, head down, working on some new creative endeavor. Or his face shoved in a book trying to educate his insecurities away, at the stove cooking or traveling to some new country.

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