Sahaj Kohli is the founder of Brown Girl Therapy, a mental health and wellness organization for children of immigrants. In this work, she creates resources that promote bicultural identity exploration and the de-stigmatization of therapy in immigrant communities. Sahaj joins Alaa at the table today to discuss her passion for being a mental health advocate, the unique immigrant experience when it comes to mental health and wellness, and how western mental health may not necessarily understand cultural differences and expectations.
Being At The Table means:
“Doing the work in these spaces and creating our own tables, or creating the whole house and the whole neighborhood, for people because even the idea of a table, for me, feels limiting.” – Sahaj Kohli
Highlights from the Conversation:
About the Guest:
The daughter of immigrants, Sahaj Kohli is the founder of Brown Girl Therapy (@browngirltherapy), the first and largest mental health and wellness community organization for children of immigrants. A writer and speaker, Sahaj is on a mission to provide decolonized and inclusive mental health care to underserved populations.
About the Host:
Alaa Murabit is an award-winning medical doctor, global security strategist, women’s rights advocate, and United Nations High-Level Commissioner on Health, Employment & Economic Growth and Sustainable Development Goal Global Advocate.
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