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“I don’t care what the wellness industry is selling you. None of us can be well inside of this toxic system.” – Kerri Kelly


Today I’m sharing a girlfriend jam with the wonderful Kerri Kelly. As a community organizer and author of the brand new book American Detox, her goal is to make well being accessible and inclusive for all. 

We chat about the dark side of the western wellness industry: the ways it excludes minorities, appropriates practices, and exploits vulnerabilities. Then, Kerri guides us on how each of us can make positive change.


  • 05:45 The myth of wellness
  • 08:18 Why wellness culture is so vulnerable to conspiracies and misinformation
  • 14:20 What allyship means in the wellness community
  • 17:20 Cultural appropriation of wellness practices
  • 20:20 How Kerri is exploring her family history to find her own way of being of service
  • 24:30 Kerri’s biggest boundary challenge 

Connect with Kerri Kelly:

Kerri is the founder of CTZNWELL, a movement that is democratizing wellbeing for all. A descendant of generations of firemen and first responders, Kerri has dedicated her life to kicking down doors and fighting for 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. 

A community organizer, wellness activist and author of the forthcoming book American Detox: The Myth of Wellness and How We Can Truly Heal, Kerri is recognized across communities for her inspired work to bridge transformational practice with social justice. She’s been instrumental in translating the practices of wellbeing into social and political action, working in collaboration with community organizers, spiritual leaders and policy makers to transform our systems from the inside out. 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 is the host of the prominent podcast, CTZN. You can learn more about her work at,, and

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