Linda Bacon, PhD

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

About Linda

Dr. Bacon’s Mission:

• to provide the critical thought, inspiring vision and practical strategies you need to celebrate and care for your own body

• to help you develop your skills to educate, motivate, and inspire others

• to galvanize a social justice movement of body positivity which celebrates the influence of our multiple intersecting identities.


A professor, researcher, and acclaimed international speaker, Dr. Bacon is changing lives through her teaching, research, writing, and transformative workshops and seminars. She holds graduate degrees in physiology, psychology, and exercise science with a specialty in nutrition, and for almost two decades taught courses in social justice, health, weight and nutrition. She has also conducted federally funded studies on health and weight and published in top scientific journals. Her years of experience as a psychotherapist specializing in eating disorders and body image add important depth to her work.

With a rare dual perspective combining academic expertise and clinical experience, Bacon is adept at providing a link between scientific research and practical application. This enables her to bring authority and compassion to her writing, speaking and teaching.

Dr. Bacon shifts the focus from WEIGHT to WELL-BEING, making a persuasive case for honoring human dignity. She has mined her deep academic proficiency, her wide-ranging clinical expertise and her own personal experience to write two best-selling books, Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, or Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight, (co-authored with Dr. Lucy Aphramor), and Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight, both of which are credited with transforming the weight discourse and setting a hopeful new course for the global body positivity movement.

Dr. Bacon’s advocacy for body respect has generated a large following on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, health and nutrition listservs and specialty blogs, and the international lecture circuit. She is committed to centralizing the ways in which power, privilege and disadvantage complicate our experience of our bodies.

Health professionals – as well as people on their own personal journeys to body appreciation – call Linda’s work “life-changing” and “transformative,” providing the tools `and confidence for personal change and inspiring others.

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