#OurLeapAhead Speaker: Meet Kelsey Buchalter

Kelsey Buchalter, TEDxYouth@CapeTown 'Our Leap Ahead' Speaker 2022

Kelsey Buchalter is a nutrition advisor, speaker, health coach and host of “The Human Theatre” podcast. She is passionate about mental and physical health optimisation, the significance of lifestyle interventions in the treatments and prevention of health problems, and understanding the body through an ancestral lens. 

Her biggest source of inspiration? The human body and its innate ability to heal itself when placed in the right environment. While mental and physical health optimisation is always at the forefront of her mind, so is creativity. She’s a self-proclaimed dancer, actor and singer-songwriter with a strong belief that the performing arts can be used as a means of therapy to facilitate societal change. 

When she’s not inspiring others with her incredible ideas about the human body, you can find her “practising” her other talent: Listening to audiobooks at top speed and sharing these ideas with others in a simpler way.  


We asked Kelsey a couple of questions to help you get to know her, before she takes the TEDxYouth@CapeTown stage.


What is your favourite TED Talk?

‘Hackschooling makes me happy’ by Logan LaPlante 

What do you hope to gain from this experience?

More inspiration, more knowledge, meeting new people and gaining confidence through “the journey” of the TEDx coaching and workshopping process. 

If you had a superpower what would it be?

To be able to fly. 

If you could time travel, where would you go?

15 - 18 August, 1969, to be at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. 

If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would that be?

John Lennon.