The Not Good Enough feeling: Exploring the use of failure conversations map to address ideas of inadequacy in young people with Jonaki Arora

More often than not Jonaki meets young people who routinely compare and measure themselves with normative standards that lead them to a sense of ‘I am not good enough’ or a sense of failure. This video helps to understand the phenomenon of personal failure and its relationship with modern power. Jonaki has explored the usefulness of failure conversations map in subverting modern power, questioning ideas of inadequacy, and in generating preferred identity conclusions. If you would like please reach out to her at



Author biography

Jonaki Arora (she/her) is a psychologist and narrative practitioner based in New Delhi, India. She works independently with a diverse population of adolescents and youth. Jonaki is passionate about gender justice and questions social norms with a penchant in her practice. She works in a collaborative and respectful manner, emphasizing the social, political, and cultural dimensions of individuals’ challenges. Outside of her professional endeavours, Jonaki enjoys reading children’s books, traveling, and daydreaming.

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