The Takeback Podcast

by Jess Pillay and Angelica De Anda

Welcome to The Takeback Podcast, where women of color creatives come together to inspire, empower, and encourage each other. Hosted by Jess Pillay, an Indo-Fijian-American independent singer/songwriter, and Angelica De Anda, a Mexican-American licensed mental health counselor and singer, each episode explores and elevates the stories of women of color who are artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, writers, and more as they navigate... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E05 - 5. Angelica De Anda (Part 2): Why Singing Is Like Therapy

    S01 E05 - 5. Angelica De Anda (Part 2): Why Singing Is Like Therapy

    In our fifth episode and the second part of Angelica De Anda’s story, Angelica explains why she got into the mental health profession and discusses the legacy she dreams of leaving for her bicultural daughter. She then takes us th...

    40:04
  • S01 E04 - 4. Angelica De Anda (Part 1): Name It and Claim It

    S01 E04 - 4. Angelica De Anda (Part 1): Name It and Claim It

    In our fourth episode, our co-founder and co-host Angelica De Anda reflects on how she reclaimed her name and cultural roots. She shares how music has always been a consistent thread in her life: from childhood experiences in chur...

    40:46
  • S01 E03 - 3. Jess Pillay (Part 2): Can Anybody Hear Me?

    S01 E03 - 3. Jess Pillay (Part 2): Can Anybody Hear Me?

    In the third episode of The Takeback Podcast, Jess digs deeper into her music and mental health journey. She describes the influence Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) had on her artistry, discusses significant family events and r...

    53:08
  • S01 E02 - 2. Jess Pillay (Part 1): When Form Does Not Equal Content

    S01 E02 - 2. Jess Pillay (Part 1): When Form Does Not Equal Content

    In the second episode of The Takeback Podcast, Jess & Angelica dive head first into Jess's story: what it was like to grow up as an Indo-Fijian-American in the Pacific Northwest, how and why Jess fell in love with music, and that ...

    28:22
  • S01 E01 - 1. What Exactly Are We Taking Back?

    S01 E01 - 1. What Exactly Are We Taking Back?

    In this first episode of The Takeback Podcast, best friends and co-hosts Jess Pillay and Angelica De Anda discuss why they decided to start this podcast. They also talk about how everything leads back to therapy and fangirl over t...

    24:44