Podcast: Fariha Róisín, Who Is Wellness For?

Podcast: Fariha Róisín, Who Is Wellness For?

Rebecca Storm/

Dive into the pursuit of ascension and the “white-ification” of spirituality with artist Fariha Róisín and Rabbi Rami.

Fariha Róisín is a multidisciplinary artist, born in Ontario, Canada. She was raised in Sydney, Australia, and is based in Los Angeles, California. As a Muslim queer Bangladeshi, she is interested in the margins, liminality, otherness, and the mercurial nature of being.

Her work has pioneered a refreshing and renewed conversation about wellness, contemporary Islam, and queer identities and has appeared in The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Vice, Village Voice, and others.

In this episode, Fariha and Rabbi Rami discuss relationships with God, "McMindfulness," and who really benefits from the wellness movement.

“The bodies that are not seen as useful get left behind in the discourse of wellness. And for me, if wellness isn’t for the chronically ill, who is it for? If it’s not for the poor, who is it for?”

Read Rabbi Rami's exploration of this podcast.

Fariha Roisin

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