Women's health writer and body image expert Leslie Goldman, MPH, is a frequent contributor of feature stories and essays to O: The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Parents, Women's Health, Woman's Day, Refinery29.com and more. When she's not helping readers to stop saying OMG about GMOs, telling them how to get a Pap smear at Walmart, getting real about postpartum selfies or reminiscing about her wackadoodle babymaking exploits, she appears on the Today Show, discussing everything from Curvy Barbie to why women have so much trouble taking a compliment. ("This shirt? Thanks! I got it at Target and haven't washed it in a week.")
Leslie's first book Locker Room Diaries: The Naked Truth About Women, Body Image, and Re-imagining the "Perfect" Body, was featured on the Today Show, and she has visited scores (Google it) of college and university campuses, delivering her talk on women, confidence and body image to audiences of up to 2500. She is a proud Delta Gamma, and often keynotes sorority and Panhellenic conventions. Her most recent book projects include Food Freedom Forever: Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food (by the co-creator of the New York Times bestselling Whole30, Melissa Hartwig) and Brave Girls: Raising Young Women with Passion and Purpose to Become Powerful Leaders. Leslie earned her Masters in Public Health at the University of Illinois-Chicago and her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was recently named to the inaugural University of Wisconsin Forward Under 40 list. She lives in Chicago with her husband Dan and their two daughters, who love fire-breathing dragons and Spiderman but aren't afraid of a little rhinestone- and tiara-action, either.
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