Linda Bacon, PhD

inspiring a global transformation to a more just world,
where all bodies are valued,
and supported in compassionate self-care


Imagine a world where all bodies are valued and all people are supported in compassionate self-care.


  • Disrupt

    Disrupt the injustices that lead to body dissatisfaction, alienation, shame, trauma, poor health and body disconnection, including weight bias, racism, sexism, cis-sexism, ableism, ageism, and classism, among others.

    Challenge the narratives that centralize privileged people and underrepresent, marginalize, and violate others.
  • Nurture

    Nurture your compassion for self and others. Support all in developing the resilience to live well in an unjust world.
  • Believe

    Believe in our power to heal ourselves and the culture.
  • Respect

    Respect – all bodies, regardless of look, size, shape, gender, age, class, ability, and the many other characteristics that make us human.
  • Connect

    Connect with the growing community that recognizes, values, and celebrates the multiple identities that enrich our experiences.
  • Transform

    Transform the culture of injustice that limits our humanity into a more just, compassionate and respectful global community.


Join me in fostering a world where all bodies are celebrated

A compelling and dynamic speaker, writer, scientist and storyteller, Dr. Bacon delivers a unique blend of academic expertise, clinical experience, and social justice advocacy, all couched in a raw honesty and compassion that touches and inspires.

Dana Sturtevant, MS, RD co-founder of BeNourished

"Sometimes it’s a life experience that rocks your world.
Sometimes it’s a lecture. Sometimes it’s a teacher’s words.
And sometimes a video (or four) changes how you think forever."
Louise Adams, M.A., Clinical Psychologist, Treat Yourself Well

Watch The Body Manifesto Video Series.

Body Respect:
What Conventional Health Books Leave Out, Get Wrong, or Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight

Body Respect is a ground-breaking, dogma-busting book that will change how you think about HEALTH forever.

Christopher Kennedy Lawford

Former US Health Ambassador to the United Nations

Health at Every Size:
The Surprising Truth About Your Weight

A riveting book that cuts through the lies, biased reports and questionable science about weight, and teaches us how to treat our bodies with genuine care and respect.

Kate Harding

Co-author of Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere