Lindy West will be ANAD’s Conference Luncheon Speaker.

Lindy West is a columnist at The Guardian, a contributor to This American Life, and a freelance writer whose work focuses on feminism, social justice, humor, and body image. Her work has appeared in the New York TimesCosmopolitanGQVultureJezebelThe Stranger, and others. She is the founder of I Believe You, It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. Her first book, a memoir called Shrill, is out now from Hachette Books.

Lindy famously confronted fat shaming trolls when they bullied her online.  Refusing to be intimidated or shamed, she is a role model for us all to stand up for and protect ourselves and other victims of body hatred. She got rave reviews for her recent story in NPR’s beloved This American Life podcast and recently got married fearlessly.