Aanya Wadhwani || Exploring the Queer Experience – Ep. 08

Aanya Wadhwani || Exploring the Queer Experience – Ep. 08
Hosted by Ankit Narasimhan
 Ankit Narasimhan

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| 29 September 2022

In this episode of The MyndStories Podcast, Ankit Narasimhan talks to Aanya Wadhwani, a queer-affirmative therapist and someone who identifies as a queer individual herself, about her experience as a therapist and the challenges that she’s been through in her own journey.

“What really matters is that we continuously stay on the journey…Everyday is progress even on days you don’t like yourself”

We discuss

  • Defining the term ‘queer’.
  • Digging deep into where the rigidity in thinking stems from when it comes to the acceptance of the queer community.
  • How to do the work to fully embrace who you are when you don’t align with the mainstream.
  • How she has handled challenges that have come in her own journey identifying as a queer individual.
  • How the process of coming out is not a one-time event or a linear journey.
  • Understanding what queer-affirmative therapy is.

Aanya’s bio

Aanya Wadhwani is a queer-affirmative and a trauma-informed therapist. She has a private practice based in Mumbai where she provides psychotherapy, teaching, training, and career guidance sessions.

Connect with Aanya

Email | LinkedIn


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*Disclaimer – The content in this podcast is only for educational purposes. It cannot be considered as individual therapy advice or counseling and is not to be taken as medical or mental health advice.