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Melanie Klein, MA is a writer, speaker and Associate Faculty member at Santa Monica College, teaching Sociology and Women’s Studies. She attributes feminism and yoga as the two primary influences in her work. She is committed to communal…Full Bio Below »
Melanie Klein, MA is a writer, speaker and Associate Faculty member at Santa Monica College, teaching Sociology and Women’s Studies. She attributes feminism and yoga as the two primary influences in her work. She is committed to communal collaboration, raising consciousness, media literacy, facilitating the healing of distorted body images and promoting healthy body relationships.
She has worked with the new citizen journalists of the LA Academy of Global Girl Media and the peer-educators of J.A.D.E (Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating) on ways to tap into the power of their own voice. She is an expert contributor in the areas of media literacy and body image issues for Proud2Bme, a NEDA project.
She is the adviser of the Santa Monica College Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, the founder and co-coordinator of WAM! Los Angeles and on the alliance board for Brave Girls Want!. She founded FeministFatale.com and is a contributor at Adios Barbie, Elephant Journal, Intent.com, MindBodyGreen and Ms. Magazine’s blog.
Her essay on yoga, body image and feminism appears in Curvy Voices and her extended chapter on the same topic is included in the anthology, 21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics and Practice. She is featured in the forthcoming book, Conversations With Modern Yogis and she is the co-editor of the forthcoming anthology on Yoga and Body Image.
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