Like many, I suspect, I first came across Lindy when I heard the moving story, on the US radio program, ‘This American Life’, of how she had confronted a troll who had pretended to be her deceased father. The conversation between the two of them was both revealing – trolls may not always be the people we think they are – and very touching. It was one of those ‘wow’ radio moments.
So I searched out Lindy’s work, articles, interviews etc, and discovered how brilliant .. how real … she was. Lindy is smart and funny and uses humour as incisively as anyone I know. Her brand of feminism is pointed but inclusive. Her case for ‘fat acceptance’ (if that is the correct term) is the most lucidly and compassionately expressed that I have read. I love her confidently, fearlessly, expressed opinions. To me, her feminism has an authenticity and inclusiveness that is uncommon.