Linda Bacon, PhD

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

9/6/15, Dr. Linda Bacon “is changing the way we view our own bodies”: An Interview, by Maddy Moon (audio)

Dr. Linda Bacon is changing the way we view our own bodies, as well as the bodies of others and has made a huge impact already with her two books Health at Every Size and Body Respect. In this interview: How the “Health At Every Size” (HAES) movement originally started. Why our culture makes it hard for us to love our bodies. The top terms we need to throw out of our diction. How to reclaim the word “fat” and disarm the “bully.” Thin privilege; when size is a currency. Focusing on weight is not the way to manage health and make the changes we want to make. Scientific studies aren’t what fights prejudice. It starts with compassion. People that live more challenged lives often get the diseases that we label as “obesity.” Your story matters. The number one thing we can do to improve our body respect.

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