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Who Is Wellness For?: An Examination of Wellness Culture and Who It Leaves Behind

by Fariha Róisín Author

Growing up in Australia, Fariha Róisín, a Bangladeshi Muslim, struggled to fit in. In attempts to assimilate, she distanced herself from her South Asian heritage and identity. Years later, living in the United States, she realized that the customs, practices, and even food of her native culture that had once made her different were now being homogenized and marketed for good health, often at a premium by white people to white people. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Who Is Wellness For? explores the way in which the progressive health industry has appropriated and commodified global healing traditions. Róisín reveals how wellness culture has become a luxury good built on the wisdom of Black, brown, and Indigenous people - all while ignoring and excluding the very people these practices were meant to help in the first place.

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