What Happened to the Old Me?: Grappling With Your Identity As A Parent

6 Lessons (17m)

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  • Why becoming a parent is such a big, emotional transition

  • Why parenting can be a triggering experience & how to navigate difficult moments

  • How social media negatively affects our parenting experience

  • What self-care really means & how to incorporate it into your routine


Parenthood changes everything, including your sense & understanding of yourself. In fact, it’s not uncommon to hear people describe their lives before and after baby as “the old me” vs “the new me.” Mental health expert Divya Kumar talks about the momentous identity shift that occurs after parenthood, and how to navigate the tricky emotions & social pressures that come with it. She’ll give you real, tangible ways you can begin to incorporate “old” and “new” together, so all parts of your self can exist in harmony.

Divya K.
Divya Kumar, Psychotherapist

Divya Kumar is a psychotherapist specializing in perinatal mental health and trauma. She is Co-Founder of the Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for Women of Color, a program within Postpartum Support International that increases perinatal support for communities of color. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and two children.

6 Lessons (17m)