A Time To Fight, A Time To Heal
Elle India|April 2021
Wellness is undergoing a paradigm shift. Aditi Rao finds that she is here for it

From the time self-care entered our lexicon, I have uncomfortably tiptoed around it. Perhaps, the inward-looking, self-centered rhetoric bothered me in addition to the growing commodification (the wellness economy amounts to US$4.5-trillion worldwide, estimates the Global Wellness Institute, US). Lately though, a newer, more well-rounded approach to wellness started to become part of the discourse. As the pandemic, mounting effects of climate change and Black Lives Matter protests highlight, inequalities are on the rise. In light of this reality we inhabit, self-care becomes a radical act of survival and taking up space.

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