Meet the brains behind the blog

Women’s health writer and body image expert Leslie Goldman, MPH, is a regular contributor of feature stories and essays to O: The Oprah Magazine, Health, Natural Health, Glamour, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, and more. After a longtime stint as the featured body image blogger on’s NeverSayDiet, she now blogs for and the Huffington Post. Leslie’s book Locker Room Diaries: The Naked Truth About Women, Body Image, and Re-imagining the “Perfect” Body, has been featured on the Today Show, and she has visited dozens of college and university campuses, delivering her talk on women and body image to audiences of up to 2500. She is proud to be a frequent guest on the Today Show, discussing everything from 5’11”/115-lb models being fired for being “too fat” to Barbie’s body to cleavage! 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.

46 Responses to Meet the brains behind the blog

  1. Congrats, Leslie! I love love love your new blog! As excited as I am for you, I think I’m more excited for your readers! ;)

  2. Leslie says:

    Thanks, Parita! Happy to have you here ;-)

  3. julia says:

    charlotte led me to your blog!! love it. and you’re in chi-town, which i am just 30 minutes outside of! i recently spoke to 5th & 6th grade girls about body image and media and healthy eating/exercise. next time i have to do that, i would love to get your input!!

    anyway, just wanted to say hi!

  4. Loving this website, Leslie!! I can’t wait to learn, laugh, and get inspired by your posts. Keep ‘em coming!!

  5. Leslie says:

    Cristina!! Hi sweets :-) You owe me a call…BIG TIME!
    Julia, welcome! Glad we found each other on Twitter…

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