How does being marginalized impact a person’s health and physiology? Dr. Lindo Bacon, who has spent their career advocating for social justice at the intersection of weight and health, joins this episode to share about their newest book, Radical Belonging: How to Survive and Thrive in an Unjust World (While Transforming it for the Better). In conversation with Opal Co-Founder Julie Church and host and therapist Carter Umhau, Lindo shares how their experience of  being other-ed for their gender identity led them into their research on interpersonal neurobiology, and why self-help won’t save us. 


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Dr. Lindo Bacon on Instagram: @lindobacon

Twitter and Facebook: @LindoBaconX

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Thank you to our team…

Editing by Hans Anderson:

Music by Aaron Davidson:

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Host and Producer Carter Umhau: