Melanie Klein is a writer, speaker, professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Santa Monica College and body image activist. She is the adviser of the Santa Monica College Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, and founder and co-coordinator of Women, Action Media! Los Angeles. Melanie attributes feminism and yoga as the two primary influences in her work, and is committed to consciousness-raising, promoting media literacy, healing distorted body images and cultivating healthy body relationships. Founder of the blog FeministFatale, her work may also be found at Adios Barbie , Elephant Journal, Intent.com, Ms. Magazine and WIMN’s Voices. She is featured in the forthcoming book, Conversations with Modern Yogis. 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.