Have you tried this new restaurant called Therapy?
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First-generation Indian-American Foram Mehta joins Nadia Imafidon for a conversation on what to expect as a Brown girl when you go to therapy for the first time, not feeling responsible for other people's feelings, and how she's challenging Black and White thinking, among other thought traps.

As a child of immigrant parents, Foram shares some of the expectations and behaviors that were unintentionally modeled for her and how she is shedding some behaviors passed down in her lineage. She also praises and respects her upbringing for the spirituality instilled in her healing journey and the never-give-up work ethic of her parents who are small business owners.   

Foram is a journalist and content developer with 7+ years of experience in creating content and managing programs for startups, nonprofits, and online media. Find some of her pieces in the New York Times,  Marie Claire, The Independent, The Bold Italic, Huff Post, Brown Girl Magazine, New York Magazine and more. My personal favorite? "Being Indian Wasn't Cool For Me. Now White People Are Profiting From It." Find all her work on fmehta.com

Here's a few things Foram mentioned in the episode:

"Broken English" by poet Rupi Kaur

Thinking Traps 

@BrownGirlTherapy (follow on IG)

Resources for free or low cost therapy

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine




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