“Your family dysfunction does not have to define YOU.”

Brown Girl Trauma


My name is Nisha Patel. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the face behind the space Brown Girl Trauma (BGT). BGT is a Mental Health and Self-Growth Community for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families.

The central question that drives my work is, “How can we break the cycle of family dysfunction?” To answer that question, I like to write about ways to reparent your inner child through healthy self-growth & mental health practices- addressing your unmet needs.

01. Family Dysfunction & Generational Trauma

Working on reparenting your inner child through healthy self-growth & mental health practices, breaking from limiting roles, and tips to help you heal. 

02. Mental Health

Your mental health & overall well-being is the goal. We discuss constructively acknowledging, managing, expressing, and accepting your emotions. I will also cover gratitude, setting boundaries, promoting therapy, and a healthy mindset. 

03. Self-Growth

We prioritize self-growth here. From self-care, daily habits & routines to finding yourself, I will share simple, helpful, supportive tips for your self-discovery & self-growth. Your ability to work towards becoming a better version of yourself builds self-trust. When you strengthen self-trust, you create a sense of internal reliability.

Brown Girl Trauma

Favorite TV Show

The Office

Favorite Drink

Dr. Pepper

Favorite Food

Spicy food lover! 🌶️

Favorite Animal

Giant Panda

Favorite Book

The Alchemist

Favorite Hobby

Weight Lifting