Hello there and welcome to episode 26 of Couragemakers! For this week's episode, I chatted to Superbands founder Jessica Villa. Jess started Superbands, a non profit Superbands, with the mission of raise global awareness on mental illness in today's youth and empower those struggling through music. When she isn't working on Superbands, Jessica enjoys going to concerts, binge-watching various Netflix series, traveling, and snuggling with her (adorable!) puppy, Jax.
In this episode, Jessica talks about her own struggles with depression and low self esteem, how music saved her life, and the story of how she has built an online community and movement bringing young people together through life's challenges by the power of music.
We really dive into how Jess has found self acceptance, debunk the myth that you're not supposed to love your job and what role music has played in Jess' life. Jess shares fantastic advice for people wanting to start their own thing but not having the support around them, her tips on how to balance your 9-5 with your 5-9 and how she celebrates her small wins.
I absolutely love what Jess is putting into the world and how she has taken her struggles and turned them into something empowering for people going through similar things. Jess is so honest and vulnerable, and I know you're going to love this no holds barred interview.
A quick heads up before we begin, I just want to give a trigger warning that this episode does involves a conversation about suicide/self harm and the role they have played in Jess' life.
Enjoy the show!
Jessica Villa is the Founder and CEO of the growing non-profit organization, Superbands. The mission of this non-profit is to raise global awareness on mental illness in today's youth and empower those struggling through music. Through her own personal experience battling depression, Jessica is passionate about Superbands because she wants to create the online community of music lovers that she once longed for as a teen.
When she isn't working on Superbands, Jessica enjoys going to concerts, binge-watching various Netflix series, traveling, and of course, snuggling with her (adorable!) puppy, Jax. With so many big goals for her life, Jessica is all about following her intuition to create the life she has always dreamed about.
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I'm Meg and I'm the host of Couragemakers and founder of That Hummingbird Life. I started this podcast because I wanted to create a platform for passionate and unconventional women to have honest conversations and to share their stories, struggles and dreams. The intention behind this podcast is to inspire and encourage creative and mission-driven women to live a wholehearted life and follow the beat of their drum.
When I'm not recording episodes and making new friends with the wonderful guests, you can find me working on all manners of magic over at That Hummingbird Life, sending free self care checks ins to hundreds of women every Sunday and helping my clients build brands they love as a graphic designer. I'm currently based in London, and getting ready for my round the world adventure with Mr. Meg starting August 2016. Don't worry the podcast isn't going anywhere!