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Gregory Landsman

Gregory Landsman is the founder of the GL Dissolving Differences Foundation. He is the best selling author of nine books, a wellness expert and TV host. Having survived the systemic racism of growing up in Apartheid South Africa and the daily physical abuse that came with being labelled as different, Gregory turned his pain to purpose, actively sharing his lived experience to support inclusion, connectedness, resilience and wellbeing through his books, education program and the GL Dissolving Differences Foundation.


Gregory shows people through lived experience that they are not alone and that real change is possible. It is for this reason that the primary areas of focus for the Foundation are supporting youth in connectedness, self esteem and overcoming body dissatisfaction.


His first book, The Balance of Beauty Explodes the Body Myth (1994 Hill of Content) was semi-autobiographical and broke new ground exploring the link between the way we look and the way we feel about ourselves. It received global acclaim and is recommended reading for people suffering from body dysmorphia, body dissatisfaction and disordered eating. It was this that inspired his research in primary schools and the resulting education program for schools called Dissolving Differences.

Gregory Landsman Lived Experience


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make the kindness connection™


Building inclusion and belonging within communities through activities that support health and well being, social connections, self care, food equity and the celebration and

dissolving of differences.

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