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Vaidehi Gajjar

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Latest 6 Aug 2022 | Updated Daily

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How Eating Disorders are Different for Brown Girls ft. Vaidehi Gajjar

Brown Women Health

There is a lack of knowledge around eating disorders and stigma within the South Asian community. The misinformation and stigma contributes to many barriers for South Asians seeking help when it comes to eating disorders.  In addition to all of this, psychiatrists fear that the past year (lockdown) has caused a rapid rise in the number of people experiencing anorexia and bulimia. For many South Asian people suffering from an eating disorder and spending more time with family has had a negative effect. Listen to our podcast with Vaidehi Gajjar, a contributor and editor for Brown Girl Magazine, an advisor for Circuit Sehat PR Director for @wearesaath & @thecovidconversation, and an amazing author. We are so grateful to her for sharing her own journey with an eating disorder and her recovery. Follow Brown Women Health on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/brownwomenhealth/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brownwomenhealth/support


30 Sep 2021

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Vaidehi Gajjar x Vasavi Kumar: Ready to Live, Sharing Your Story, and Creating Content that Connects

Say It Out Loud with Vasavi

Today's episode is in honor of my late uncle Lakshmi Kumar who took his life 30 years ago. Your life has meaning and value. If you've ever questioned that, my guest Vaidehi Gajjar is here to share her story of attempted suicide, resilience, and learning to live one day at a time. Connect with Vaidehi: @vgajjar95Join the MYOB community: vasavikumar.com/membershipApply for private coaching: vasavikumar.com/bookacallInstagram: @mynameisvasavi


3 Sep 2020

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Mental Health & Advocacy with Vaidehi Gajjar

The Caffeinated Brown Girl Podcast

Hey all! In today's episode, we continue the conversation on mental health, advocacy and how you can be an ally to someone who may be struggling with their mental health.  I talk with Vaidehi Gajjar, a journalist, author, and mental health advocate with a day job in healthcare administration.  Follow us here:  Instagram: @caffeinatedbrowngirl   Linktree: https://linktr.ee/caffeinatedbrowngirl Follow Vaidehi on Instagram: @vgajjar95 Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts if you enjoyed this episode.


27 Jul 2020

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028 // Vaidehi Gajjar // Editor of Health and Human Rights - Brown Girl Magazine // Finding Healing Through Writing

Dear Asian Americans

Meet Vaidehi Gajjar! We celebrate Vaidehi's works of writing and the healing and connection it has brought to South Asian women across the world, including Vaidehi herself. We support her work and passion for writing about mental health and other topics that are still a challenge to share with certain members of our community, especially those of our parents' generation. We are inspired by her pursuit of writing and leadership in her community, in addition to her day job in healthcare administration. ***** Vaidehi Gajjar is a writer, editor, and mental health advocate heavily involved in South Asian mental health through various nonprofits and organizations, such as the PFA Institute where she serves on the Board of Directors, as well as Circuit Sehat where she is Vice President of Correspondence and focuses specifically on a widespread sexual assault prevention initiative across the South Asian dance circuit. She has also worked with and been featured as part of Harvard Medical School affiliate, McLean Hospital’s Deconstructing Stigma campaign and was able to have her display featured at the Exploring Brain and Mental Health conference in Mumbai, Maharashtra at the Nehru Science Center which went on to be featured in McLean’s yearly magazine, and currently sits in Boston’s Logan International Airport.(Source: https://www.browngirlmagazine.com/user/vaidehigajjar/) Connect with Vaidehi:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vaidehi-gajjar-14ab34185/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vgajjar95/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vgajjar Learn more about Brown Girl Magazine: Web: https://www.browngirlmagazine.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/browngirlmag/ ***** ***** Dear Asian Americans, let's stay strong and stay healthy. We'll get through this together.  Listen to Dear Asian Americans on all major platforms: Transistor.fm: http://www.dearasianamericans.com Apple: https://apple.dearasianamericans.com Spotify: https://spotify.dearasianamericans.com Stitcher: https://stitcher.dearasianamericans.com Google: https://google.dearasianamericans.com Follow us on Instagram:  http://www.instagram.com/dearasianamericans  Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dearasianamericans Subscribe to our YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/dearasianamericans Learn more about DAA Producer and Host Jerry Won: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerrywon/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jerryjwon/ *****Dear Asian Americans supports PUPWASH911.com, an Asian American-owned business in Southern California. Normally a mobile grooming service, owner Jessica has pivoted to sell toys, accessories, clothes, and more for dogs to make sure her business can weather the storm during these challenging times. Learn more at www.PUPWASH911.com


21 Apr 2020

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Episode 2.12: Why Eating Disorders? With Vaidehi Gajjar

The Desi Condition

Eating disorders are the #1 cause of death among all mental health disorders. And yet, South Asians have very little awareness about them. Why?What are eating disorders? Are they a pattern of restricting, binging, or purging food? Or are they actually a symptom of some greater unaddressed mental health issue and/or past traumas?In this episode, I speak with writer Vaidehi Gajjar (@vgajjar95, Brown Girl Magazine, We Are Saath, Circuit Sehat, The PFA Institute) about our past shared experiences as South Asians with an eating disorder. We talk about the unique ways our culture can feed into and/or delay treatment of them, as well as intimate details about how it personally affected our illnesses. In addition, we break down how we think they developed, the recovery process, relapse, and the slippery slope of comparisons in mental health. We also discuss why it's difficult to predict the future of the Desi condition of E.D.s and suggest ways to reframe the question of eating disorders especially as it pertains to the Desi condition.For further reading on eating disorders, please visit tdcpodcast.com.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-desi-condition/support


18 Mar 2020

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Assault and the Aftermath: w/ Vaidehi Gajjar

MannMukti: Mental Health Podcast

This week's ep, which falls during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, features our very own Vaidehi Gajjar, who not only has experienced assault, but also found herself afterwards. We hope you listen, share, and speak up.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mannmukti/message


23 Apr 2018

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Putting the Pieces Together After Sexual Assault with Vaidehi Gajjar | Deep Beauty Podcast

Deep Beauty

  So I have a very important Deep Beauty Podcast episode for you guys today. We are talking sexual assault. I think most of us know how taboo talking about this topic is in the South Asian community, but it’s a crime that knows no face, no race, no sex, no boundaries and the only way… The post Putting the Pieces Together After Sexual Assault with Vaidehi Gajjar | Deep Beauty Podcast appeared first on DEEPA BERAR.


7 Nov 2017