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Charis welcomes Dalia Kinsey in conversation with Kerri Kelly for a discussion of their books, Decolonizing Wellness: A QTBIPOC-Centered Guide to Escape the Diet Trap, Heal Your Self-Image, and Achieve Body Liberation (Kinsey) and American Detox: The Myth of Wellness and How We Can Truly Heal (Kelly) each of which is about decolonizing the wellness myth. In Decolonizing Wellness: A QTBIPOC-Centered Guide to Escape the Diet Trap, Heal Your Self-Image, and Achieve Body Liberation, registered dietitian and nutritionist Dalia Kinsey helps readers to improve their health without restriction, eliminate stress around food and eating, and turn food into a source of pleasure instead of shame. In American Detox, Kerri Kelly argues that the myth of wellness is a lie. And until we learn to confront and dismantle its toxic systems, we can’t ever be well.
Decolonizing Wellness is a body positivity and food freedom book for marginalized folks. It’s a guide to throwing out food rules in exchange for internal cues and adopting a self-love-based approach to eating. It’s about learning to trust our bodies and turning mealtime into a time for celebration and healing. It’s also a love letter to those of us who struggle with our bodies and a gentle plea for us to do the work it takes to accept, trust, and love ourselves.
In American Detox, organizer, yoga activist, wellness disruptor, and CTZNWELL founder Kerri Kelly sounds the wake-up call. It’s time to commit to the radical work of unlearning the toxic messages we’ve been fed--to resist, disrupt, and dream better futures of what wellness really means.
Dalia Kinsey is a queer Black Registered Dietitian, keynote speaker, the creator of the Body Liberation for All podcast, and author of Decolonizing Wellness: A QTBIPOC-Centered Guide to Escape the Diet Trap, Heal Your Self-Image, and Achieve Body Liberation. On a mission to spread joy, reduce suffering, and eliminate health disparities in the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC community, Dalia rejects diet culture and teaches people to use nutrition as a self-care and personal empowerment tool to counter the damage of systemic oppression. Dalia works at the intersection of holistic wellness and social justice, continually creating wellness tools and resources that center the most vulnerable, individuals that hold multiple marginalized identities. Dalia’s work can be found at https://www.daliakinsey.com/
Kerri Kelly is a community organizer, wellness activist and author of the book American Detox: The Myth of Wellness and How We Can Truly Heal, Kerri is recognized across communities for her work to bridge transformational practice with social justice. She’s been teaching yoga for over 20 years and is known for making waves in the wellness industry by challenging norms, disrupting systems and mobilizing people to act. Her leadership has inspired CTZNWELL, a movement to democratize wellbeing for all and is committed to creating the conditions where everyone can thrive.
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2022 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS WINNER — LGBTQIA NONFICTION
"The author offers an empowering perspective for people whose identities are often marginalized in the health and wellness industry." —Manhattan Book Review
**An Amazon Editor's Pick in Best Nonfiction**
“An intimate, honest, accountable, and thorough invitation into healing” -- adrienne maree brown, author of Pleasure Activism
“This book is a powerhouse.” -- Ashley Judd
The myth of wellness is a lie. And until we learn to confront and dismantle its toxic systems, we can’t ever be well.