Main Program | The Two Sides of the Wellness Industry

27 Oct 2022 14:00 - 15:00
/ 4-Day or 1-Day Main Program Pass
Indus Restaurant. Festival Hub @Taman Baca (Google Maps)

The wellness industry has become a multi-billion-dollar business that claims to improve our health, happiness, and longevity. Our speakers share their research and personal stories that shed light on the beneficial, and healing aspects of true wellness whilst discussing the toxic trends born from this modern cult. Does the current movement just promote the commodification of ‘health,’ pseudo-science, and rampant individualism? How can we ultimately decolonize wellness and ensure that access isn’t just limited to those who are privileged?

Industri kesehatan telah menjadi bisnis multi-miliar dolar yang mengklaim dapat meningkatkan kesehatan, vitalitas, dan umur panjang. Para penulis kami akan membagikan penelitian dan kisah pribadi mereka yang menjelaskan aspek-aspek yang membantu dan menyembuhkan dari budaya kesehatan, serta dampak buruk yang lahir dari kelompok modern ini. Apakah akhirnya mengekspos dan mempromosikan individualisme yang merajalela, ilmu semu, komodifikasi ‘kesehatan’ dan apakah hanya akses terbatas pada mereka yang memiliki hak istimewa?


Huda Fadlelmawla

Huda Fadlelmawla is a spoken word poet, educator, mental health advocate, dancer, and workshop facilitator. She is the current Australia Poetry Slam Champion and two-time Queensland Poetry Festival Champion. Her …

Bandana Tewari

Bandana Tewari is a lifestyle journalist/editor and sustainable activist. She was also the Editor and Fashion Features Director of VOGUE India for 13 years, soldifying her as a definitive figure …

Fariha Roisin

Fariha Róisín is a multidisciplinary artist. Her work has pioneered a refreshing & renewed conversation about wellness, contemporary Islam, and queer identities & has been featured in The New York …

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