Tiokasin talks with Kerri Kelly, author of “American Detox: The Myth of Wellness and How We Can Truly Heal” (North Atlantic Books, 2022). The book dives deep into wellness culture and economy while asserting a central thesis: When we are preoccupied with our own pursuit of wellness we fail to see and work toward a culture of collective care and wellbeing that actually works for everyone. Kerri is an activist, wellness disruptor and the high-profile, well-connected founder of CTZNWELL, a movement that is democratizing well-being for all. A community organizer and wellness activist, Kelli is recognized across communities for her inspired work to bridge transformational practice with social justice. Her leadership has inspired a movement that is actively organizing around issues of racial and economic justice, healthcare as a human right, civic engagement and more. Kerri is a powerful facilitator, TED speaker, and host of the prominent podcast CTZN. For more information: https://kerrikelly.co and https://ctznwell.org

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Music selection

1. Song Title: Tahi Roots Mix (First Voices Radio Theme Song); Artist: Moana and the Moa Hunters; Album: Tahi (1993); Label: Southside Records (Australia and New Zealand) (00:00:22)

2. Song Title: Star People; Artist: Vince Fontaine’s Indian City; Album: Code Red (2021); Label: Rising Sun Productions, Inc. (Winnipeg, Manitoba), to be re-released by Warner Records in 2022 (00:29:50)

3. Song Title: All Men Choose the Path They Walk; Artist: Archie Roach; Album: The Tracker (Soundtrack) (2002); Label: Mushroom Records (00:55:55)