We are so excited to promote some of the awesome vendors and affiliates of the Love Yourself Weekend at Bold Magazine, coming up next weekend!

If you haven’t heard of Linda Bacon, before, she’s a researcher, scholar and one of the pioneers of the Body Acceptance movement Her Missions:

• 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.

Dr. Linda Bacon is fostering a global transformation to a more just world, where all bodies are valued, respected, and supported in compassionate self-care. Best known for her paradigm-shifting research and advocacy upending the weight discourse, Bacon’s inspiring message takes us beyond size, to shaping a culture of empathy, equity and true belonging. She’s currently writing her next manifesto, provisionally titled When Self-Love Isn’t Enough: Cultivating Body Liberation in an Unjust World, while spreading this message through public speaking.

A professor and researcher, for almost two decades Dr. Bacon has 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 research has been supported by grants from the United States Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health. Bacon earned her PhD in physiology from the University of California, Davis, where she currently serves as an Associate Nutritionist. She holds additional graduate degrees in psychology and exercise metabolism. She formerly taught at City College of San Francisco, in the Health Education, Psychology, Women’s Studies, and Biology Departments.

Bacon is industry-independent. Her pledge not to accept money from the weight loss, pharmaceutical or food industry, signed when getting her PhD almost two decades ago, supports her in speaking truth to power.

“Lindo” as she likes to be referred to is sending us some goodies and books for our “Business Card Raffle” door prize. We’re so excited to have her involved at any level!