Fariha Roisin is an Australian Canadian writer whose work frequently covers her identity as a queer, south Asian Muslim woman as well as self-care and pop culture. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Vice, Village Voice,and other publications. She has written a book of poetry (How To Cure A Ghost), a journal (Being In Your Body), and a novel (Like A Bird).
In this episode, Eric and Fariha discuss her non-fiction book, Who Is Wellness For? An Examination of Wellness Culture and Who It Leaves Behind.
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Fariha Roisin and I Discuss Wellness Culture and …
- Her book, Who Is Wellness For? An Examination of Wellness Culture and Who It Leaves Behind
- The way her severe childhood trauma has shaped her entire life
- That we are shaped by the trauma of our families and ancestors
- The factors that weave into how we need to heal
- The importance of looking at and into the darkness for ourselves
- Being alive IS the journey of self-discovery to show up as a fairer, kinder version of yourself
- How discomfort is undervalued
- That unraveling is the nexus for change in life
- The difficult path of healing will give you your life if you follow it
- How achieving or ascension can be a trauma response
- What it means to become a more whole version of yourself – where every part of you is allowed
- The idea of taking only what you give
- How healing requires being present with yourself
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